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Jeff Kostoff

Full name: Jeffrey James "Jeff" Kostoff
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: August 19, 1965 in Upland, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Jeff Kostoff swam the 400 IM for the United States at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He swam in college at Stanford, where he was given five All-American awards. Kostoff was a distance specialist, who held the US high school record for the 500-yard freestyle for 30 years, from 1983-2013, and held the Stanford record for the 1,650-yard freestyle for 21 years, from 1986-2007. While at Stanford Kostoff also ran cross-country, helping them win the 1985 Pac-10 Conference Championship. Kostoff won two medals at the 1983 Pan American Games, a gold in the 1,500 freestyle and a silver in the 400 IM. He competed at the 1982 and 1986 World Championships in the 400 IM, placing fifth and sixth, respectively. Kostoff swam at the Pan Pacifics, in 1982 and 1987, winning two gold medals in 1982 in the 400 IM and 1,500 free. He later started long-distance swimming, winning the 1992, 1996, and 1997 Chesapeake Bay Swim.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 6
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 9

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming United States Final 6 4:23.28 1:00.60 6 2:08.08 6 3:22.70 6 1:07.48 (6) 1:14.62 (4) 1:00.58 (7)
1984 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 4:22.55 1:00.75 2 2:08.50 3 3:22.91 2 1:07.75 (3) 1:14.41 (1) 59.64 (1)
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States B Final 1 4:22.95 59.76 3 2:07.94 3 3:22.41 1 1:08.18 (7) 1:14.47 (1) 1:00.54 (3)
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 3 q 4:24.10 1:01.06 7 2:09.80 7 3:24.09 4 1:08.74 (6) 1:14.29 (2) 1:00.01 (1)
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