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Bruce Furniss

Full name: Bruce MacFarlane Furniss
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 27, 1957 in Fresno, California, United States
Affiliations: Long Beach Swim Club, Long Beach (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Steve Furniss.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Bruce Furniss was the younger of two extremely talented brothers from Southern Cal. Bruce emerged as a top-class swimmer in 1975 when he finished second in the 200m and 400m freestyle and won a gold medal in the relay at the World Championships. He also set his first world record that year when he posted a new best for the 200m freestyle twice in one day during June. He made a further improvement in August and two days later deprived his brother of the world 200m IM record. At the Olympics, Furniss won both his gold medals with new world records. He won nine AAU titles and six NCAA championships during his career. Furniss later worked in marketing and public relations. He also did public speaking and became a columnist for Swimming World magazine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:50.29
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU/OR 1:50.93

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:23.22 1:49.56 3:41.91
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU/WR 7:30.33 1:50.62 7:30.33
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