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John Kinsella

Full name: John Pitann Kinsella
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: August 26, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Hinsdale SC, Hinsdale (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

After winning his Olympic silver medal in 1968, John Kinsella set a world 1,500m freestyle record in 1970 and won the Sullivan Award that year as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Kinsella won a total of six NCAA titles for Indiana and won four AAU championships. Considering all these races were 500 yards plus, Kinsella showed a surprising turn of speed in qualifying for the relay team at the 1972 Olympics. Kinsella was known for doing very high mileage in his workouts, and later became a professional long distance swimmer

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 20 München Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 16:57.3
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 17:22.7

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 20 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:35.78 1:54.49 1:54.49
1972 Summer 20 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 7:46.42 1:57.23 7:46.41
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