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Jim Carter

Full name: James Hill "Jim" Carter
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: February 12, 1957
Affiliations: Ryde-Carlile Swimming Club, Putney, New South Wales (AUS) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Scotsman Jimmy Carter made his Olympic debut at the age of fifteen in Munich and went on compete at three Olympic Games though he only reached one final, the 4 × 100 metres medley relay at Montreal. His only individual medal at a major championship came in 1974 when he placed second in the 1500 m freestyle at the European Championships but, as a regular member of the national relay team, he also added bronze medals at the 1975 World Championships and 1977 European Championships. At Commonwealth Games level he qualified for six finals in his two Games appearance but failed to collect a medal. During his career Carter trained in Scotland, Australia and finally at the University of California at Berkeley.

His international swimming career came to an ignominious end at the Moscow Olympics when he sent home by the British team management after reports of rowdy behaviour. He and fellow swimmer Gary Abraham were allegedly in a drunken state when they were involved in a food fight at the food hall at the Olympic village then attempted to break into the Irish team quarters to pick a fight with one of their boxing team.

Carter settled in California after he graduated and became a chef. He opened his own restaurant, the Meal Ticket, in Berkeley in 2001.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 4 h1 r1/2
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 3 h3 r1/3
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 2 h3 r1/2
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley Great Britain GBR 4 h5 r1/2
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Great Britain GBR 4
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 15 München Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 4 17:16.01

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 3 1:00.39

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 2:08.05
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 5 2:09.94

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Five 4 4:41.25

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 4 3:49.56 59.60 59.60
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