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Steve Clark

Full name: Stephen Edward "Steve" Clark
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: June 17, 1943 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA) / Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 5 Gold (5 Total)

Biography

In 1960, while still attending Los Altos High School, Steve Clark made the Olympic team and swam in the heats of both relay events. He then attended Yale, and while there won five NCAA titles and took six individual and five AAU relay championships for the Santa Clara SC. A short-course specialist noted for his split-second turns, Clark set nine world records, but was deprived of many more because short-course marks could not be accepted for world records. Clark was suffering from shoulder tendinitis at the 1964 U.S. Trials and only made the Tokyo team as a member of the relays, but did quite well in those, helping win three golds and set three world records. After Yale, Clark attended Harvard Law School and wrote a bestselling book on competitive swimming.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:33.2 52.9/=WR 52.9
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 3:38.8 53.6 53.6

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 8:18.0 2:04.0 6:14.8
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:52.1 2:00.0/OR 2:00.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 17 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:08.2 54.6 54.6
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:58.4 52.4 3:58.4