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Ford Konno

Full name: Ford Hiroshi Konno
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 1, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Husband of Evelyn Kawamoto.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Ford Konno won six NCAA titles and during his career, which took off shortly after World War II, he won 12 AAU individual titles. He set his first world record at the 800m freestyle in 1951 and that record remained on the books for five years. In 1954 he added the world 400m freestyle record to his list of successes and it was almost three years before the great Murray Rose replaced Konno as the world record holder. After his college graduation, Konno married Olympic bronze medalist Evelyn Kawamoto, and he became a coach and teacher in Hawaii.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 2 4:31.3
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 4:38.6
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 2 QU 4:47.9

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 1 OR 18:30.3
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 18:53.7

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States USA Final 1 OR 8:31.1 2:06.9 6:24.9
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming United States USA Final 2 8:31.5 2:08.8 8:31.5
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 8:38.3 2:08.3 8:38.3
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