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George Kojac

Full name: George Harold Kojac
Gender: Male
Born: March 2, 1910 in New York, New York, United States
Died: May 28, 1996 in Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Boys' Club of New York, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

George Kojac was the son of Ukranian immigrants, and while attending DeWitt Clinton High School, he learned to swim in New York's East River. He set the first of his 23 world records while still in high school and won AAU titles in both freestyle and backstroke events. Kojac attended Rutgers and never lost a race while there, but he missed the 1932 Olympics because of his studies at Columbia Medical School. However the Olympic backstroke record he set at the 1928 Games was the only Olympic record to survive the 1932 Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 4 1:00.8
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:01.0
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:01.6

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 9:36.2

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 1 WR 1:08.2
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:10.0
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:09.2