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John Hencken

Full name: John Frederick Hencken
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 29, 1954 in Culver City, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

John Hencken began swimming as therapy to recover from an operation which removed a growth behind his knee. He ended up setting six world records in the 100m breaststroke and five in the 200m, and both his individual Olympic titles were won with new world records. Another of his world records came in the 1975 World Championships where he won the 100m breaststroke. Hencken, who attended Stanford and also swam for the Santa Clara SC, won 10 AAU titles between 1972 and 1976.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold WR
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold WR
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Final 3 1:05.61
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 1:05.68
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:05.96
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:03.11
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/WR 1:03.62
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU/=WR 1:03.88

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Final 1 WR 2:21.55
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 2:24.88
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming United States Final 2 2:17.26
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:21.23

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 18 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 3:51.98 1:05.10 2:03.82
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:42.22 1:02.50 1:58.39