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Matt Biondi

Full name: Matthew Nicholas "Matt" Biondi
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: October 8, 1965 in Moraga, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 8 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (11 Total)

Biography

The United States’ Matt Biondi’s total of 11 Olympic medals for swimming matches the Olympic record for swimming first set by Mark Spitz in 1968-72. Biondi first competed at the 1984 Olympic Games, winning a gold medal in the 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, but he was at his best at the 1988 Games, when he attempted to duplicate Spitz’s Munich performance of seven gold medals. Biondi succeeded in winning seven medals, but failed to win seven golds. His five golds in 1988 came in the 50 metre freestyle, 100 metre freestyle, and all three relays, while he finished second in the 100 metre butterfly and third in the 200 metre freestyle. In 1992, he won two more gold medals in relays, and added a silver in the 50 metre freestyle. Biondi set seven individual world records (three at 50 metre freestyle and four at 100 metre freestyle) and won six gold medals at the World Championships (1986, 1991). In 1986 he won three World Championship gold medals, and added a silver and three bronzes to set a record of seven medals at one World Championship meet (since equaled by Michael Phelps).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly United States USA 2 Silver
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Final 1 WR 22.14
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU/OR 22.39
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 2 22.09
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 22.32

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Final 1 OR 48.63
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Ten 1 QU/OR 49.04
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 5 49.53
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Ten 3 QU 49.75

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Final 3 1:47.99
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 1:48.39

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:19.03 49.67 2:30.10
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:20.14 50.50 50.50
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:16.53 47.81 3:16.53
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Final 1 3:16.74 48.69 1:38.74

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:12.51 1:46.44 7:12.51

Men's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Final 2 53.01
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 53.46

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:36.93 52.38 2:48.58
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:39.84 48.66 3:39.84
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