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Keith Carter

Full name: Keith Eyre Carter
Gender: Male
Born: August 30, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: May 3, 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Purdue Boilermakers, West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Keith Carter attended Purdue and won the NCAA 200y butterfly in 1949. He finished second to Joe Verdeur at the 1948 U.S. Final Trials and it was Verdeur who again beat him at the Olympics. Carter served 2½ years as a bombardier in the Air Force during World War II. He graduated from Purdue with honors in electrical engineering, winning a Big 10 medal for academics and athletics. He later worked for Reliance Electric, which was purchased by Rockwell Automation, starting out as a sales engineer, and eventually moving up to general manager of all international operations. In his later years Carter retired to Asheville, North Carolina, where he went back to the pool, competing in masters competitions, winning several national events, and setting a masters world record in the 100 fly. He was also involved in church and community service.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Final 4 58.3
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 57.6
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 58.7

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Final 2 2:40.2
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 2:43.0
1948 Summer 23 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:46.3