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Mitch Ivey

Full name: Mitchell "Mitch" Ivey
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 2, 1949 in San José, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Mitch Ivey started college at Stanford, but transferred to Long Beach State and graduated from there in 1972. In his Olympic début in 1968, Ivey took the silver medal in the 200 metre backstroke behind [Roland Matthes] of East Germany; in 1972, Matthes repeated his victory as Ivey dropped to third place. At the 1972 Olympics, Ivey also placed fourth in the 100 back and swam in the heats of the medley relay. Representing the Santa Clara SC, he won three AAU titles, winning the 100 metre back outdoors in 1969 and 1972, adding the 200 back in 1972.

Ivey later became a swim coach and in 1974 took over as coach of the famed Santa Clara Swim Club. He also served as a US Olympic coach. In the early 1980s he coached at the Concord Pleasant Hill Swim Club in California, and while there he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old swimmer at the club. She later recounted these events in 2011 and in 2013 Ivey was given a lifetime coaching ban by USA Swimming.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 4
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming United States Final 4 58.48 27.53 3 30.95 (4)
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q/OR 57.99 27.97 1 30.02 (1)
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 Q/OR 58.15 27.95 1 30.20 (1)

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 5dT 5dR 1.5cT 1.5cR
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 2:10.6 1:03.2 =1 1:07.4 (2)
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q 2:11.3 1:02.6 1 1:08.7 (1)
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming United States Final 3 2:04.33 59.34 1 28.29 1 1:31.41 2 31.05 (1) 32.07 (3) 32.92 (6)
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 2:09.32 1:02.52 1 29.58 1 1:35.70 1 32.94 (2) 33.18 (1) 33.62 (3)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 1 58.72 58.72 1
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