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Chet Jastremski

Full name: Chester Andrew "Chet" Jastremski
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 12, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: May 3, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA) / Bloomington Swim Club, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Chet Jastremski went to Indiana University as a butterfly specialist, but soon developed into the world’s leading breaststroke swimmer. In individual events he set nine world records, 17 U.S. records, and won 12 AAU titles, in addition to his numerous records and championship honors in relays. He is also noted as the first man to break one minute for the 100 yard breaststroke. Despite these successes, Jastremski had a checkered career at the Olympics. In 1956 he won his heat of the 200 breast at the Final Trials but was disqualified for using an illegal kick and did not make the Olympic team. In 1960 he finished second at the Final Trials but the coach took him off the Olympic team, and after his bronze medal in 1964, he made the 1968 Olympic team but swam only in the heats of the medley relay. Chet Jastremski became a doctor, specializing in family medicine, and was a member of the U.S. Olympic medical team at the 1976 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 3 2:29.6
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:32.1
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:30.5

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:03.4 1:09.3 2:11.2
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