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Jerry Heidenreich

Full name: Jerôme Alan "Jerry" Heidenreich
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: February 4, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 18, 2002 in Paris, Texas, United States
Affiliations: SMU Mustangs, Dallas (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

The United States won all three relays at the 1972 Olympics, each with a new world record, and Jerry Heidenreich was a member of two of the winning teams. He also won three gold in the 4×100 metre freestyle (with Dave Edgar, Steve Genter, and the non-Olympian Frank Heckl), 4×200 metre freestyle (with Steve Genter and the non-Olympians Jim McConica and Frank Heckl), and 4×100 metre medley (with John Murphy, Brian Job, and the non-Olympian Frank Heckl) and one silver in 100 metres butterfly at the 1971 Pan American Games. Heidenreich attended Southern Methodist and won the NCAA 220 y freestyle in 1972. Heidenreich later committed suicide.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Final 2 51.65
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 52.31
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 52.38

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:26.42 50.78 2:35.51
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/=WR 3:28.84 51.89 2:36.19

Men's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Final 3 55.74
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 56.18
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 56.86

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:48.16 51.67 3:48.14