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Dave Gillanders

Full name: John David "Dave" Gillanders
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 18, 1939 in Schenectady, New York, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Dave Gillanders attended the University of Michigan, where he won NCAA titles in 1959 and 1961 in the 100 and 200 fly. In 1959, he swam on Michigan's 400 medley relay champions and helped them win the team title as well in both 1959 and 1961. Later in 1959, Gillanders won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in the 200 m butterfly, defeating Mike Troy, but at Rome in 1960, Troy turned the tables to win the gold medal, with Gillanders taking bronze. Gillanders later returned to Michigan and earned a Ph.D. in engineering in 1972. He eventually became a professor of electrical engineering at Texas A&I University and Arkansas State University. He has continued swimming in Masters Meets into his 70s, setting a Masters' world record in the 100 m fly in 1986 for the 45-49 age group. In 2004, Gillanders was inducted into the University of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly United States USA 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 21 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 21 Roma Swimming United States Final 3 2:15.3
1960 Summer 21 Roma Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:18.7
1960 Summer 21 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:16.2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1960 Summer 21 Roma Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:08.2 59.8 3:13.7
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