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Steve Genter

Full name: Robert Steven "Steve" Genter
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: January 4, 1951 in Artesia, California, United States
Affiliations: UCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Before enrolling at UCLA, Steve Genter was a high school All-American at both swimming and water polo. At the 1971 Pan American Games he won gold in the 4×100 metre freestyle (with [Dave Edgar], [Jerry Heidenreich], and the non-Olympian Frank Heckl) as well as in the 4×200 metre freestyle (with [Jerry Heidenreich] and the non-Olympians Jim McConica and Frank Heckl) and silver in the 400 metres freestyle. At the 1972 Olympics, Genter suffered a collapsed lung only days before his event. Though his doctors advised him against it, he swam despite the handicap, finishing second to [Mark Spitz] in the 200 and being moved up to second in the 400 after the disqualification of [Rick DeMont] for using an illegal asthma medication. Genter was known for shaving his head completely earning him the nickname )Curly). His only AAU championship came in the indoor 200 y free in 1972.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 21 München 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
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming United States Final 2 1:53.73
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:55.42

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming United States Final 2 4:01.94
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:05.89

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 21 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:35.78 1:52.72 5:41.53
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