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Ralph Flanagan

Full name: Ralph Drew Flanagan
Gender: Male
Born: December 14, 1918 in Los Alamitos, California, United States
Died: February 8, 1988 in Los Alamitos, California, United States
Affiliations: Greater Miami Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ralph Flanagan, who swam for the Miami SC and the Miami Biltmore Aquatic Club, made his Olympic début in 1932 when he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 1,500m freestyle. In 1936 he was a finalist in both the 400m and 1,500m free, but won his only medal in the relay. Flanagan won 20 AAU titles and set 26 U.S. and two world records and at one time held every U.S. freestyle record from 220y to one mile. After his retirement he stayed in swimming as a Red Cross professional and later was the director of safety programs for Los Angeles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 13 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 5 h2 r2/3
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States Final 4 4:52.7
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 4:49.9
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:54.7

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 13 Los Angeles Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 20:03.7
1932 Summer 13 Los Angeles Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 20:06.0
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States Final 5 19:54.8
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 19:59.4
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 19:49.9

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming United States USA Final 2 9:03.0
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