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Tom Jager

Full name: Thomas Michael "Tom" Jager
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: October 6, 1964 in East St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: UCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

Tom Jager won seven Olympic swimming medals and five gold medals. All of his golds came in relays. His individual medals were a silver in the 1988 50 metre freestyle and bronze in the 1992 50 metre freestyle. Jager was a pure sprinter, specializing in the 50 free, at which he set six world records. He won the first two world championships at that event in 1986 and 1991. His other major international titles came in the 50 free at the 1989 and 1991 Pan-Pacific Championships. His great sprint rivals were Matt Biondi, who beat him at the Olympics in 1988, and Aleksandr Popov (RUS), who won the 50 freestyle in 1992 and 1996.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States Final 2 22.36
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Nine 2 QU 22.61
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 3 22.30
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 22.45

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:20.14 49.89 2:30.33
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:16.53 49.34 2:28.72
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Final 1 3:16.74 49.72 2:28.46

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:44.33 50.01 3:44.33
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Four 1 QU 3:43.00 51.21 3:43.00