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Gary Hall, Jr.

Full name: Gary Wayne Hall, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Born: September 26, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Son of Gary Hall; Nephew of Charles Keating.

Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze (10 Total)

Biography

Gary Hall, Jr. has an excellent swimming pedigree. His father, Gary Hall, Sr. won three Olympic medals, while his grandfather, Charles Keating, Jr., was a NCAA champion in 1946. Keating became better known for his involvement in the 1990s savings and loan scandals, for which he was initially convicted, though later released. A sprint specialist, Gary Hall's foremost opponent in the early years of his career was Aleksandr Popov, who beat him to the 50 and 100 m freestyle titles at both the 1994 World Championships and 1996 Olympics. After a serving a short suspension for marijuana in 1998, he finally won an individual international title at the Sydney Olympics. Tying with his teammate Anthony Ervin, he won gold in the 50 m freestyle. He surprisingly retained his title in Athens, making for a total of 10 Olympic medals, including five golds (the other three were won in relays). Hall, who was known for his pro boxer like entrance to swimming stadiums, attempted to qualify for his fourth Olympics at age 33, but placed 4th in the U.S. Trials, and announced his retirement later in the year. After his first Olympic appearance, Hall was diagnosed with diabetes and became a spokesman for the disease and, as a world-class athlete afflicted with diabetes, an inspiration to people with the disease.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 1T Gold
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 2 Silver
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold
2004 Summer 29 Athina Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold
2004 Summer 29 Athina Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 2 22.26
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 22.36
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States Final 1T 21.98
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 22.07
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States Round One Heat Nine 2 QU 22.14
2004 Summer 29 Athina Swimming United States Final 1 21.93
2004 Summer 29 Athina Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2T QU 22.18
2004 Summer 29 Athina Swimming United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 22.04

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 2 48.81
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 48.90
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States Final 3 48.73
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 49.13
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States Round One Heat Nine 2 QU 49.32

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming United States USA Final 1 OR 3:15.41 47.45 3:15.41
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States USA Final 2 3:13.86 48.24 3:13.86
2004 Summer 29 Athina Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:15.83 48.73 3:15.83

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:34.84 48.18 3:34.84
2000 Summer 25 Sydney Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:33.73 47.92 3:33.73