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Bill Mahony

Full name: William Victor "Bill" Mahony
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 16, 1949 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Pacific Dolphins, Vancouver (CAN) / UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN) / Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Bill Mahony began swimming at the age of five and made his debut for the Canadian national team at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, where he took bronze in the 220 yard breaststroke. His next stop was the 1967 Pan American Games, where he captured silver in the 4x100 metre medley relay (alongside Sandy Gilchrist, Ron Jacks, and Jim Shaw) and was edged out of a medal in the 200 metre breaststroke by American Ken Merten. He was then selected to represent Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics, where he placed seventh in the 4x100 m medley relay (with Shaw, Gilchrist, and Toomas Arusoo) and was eliminated in the opening round and semifinals of the 200 and 100 metre breaststroke events respectively.

Mahony’s most successful major tournament was the 1970 Commonwealth Games, where he won gold medals in the 100 and 200 m breaststroke events, as well as the 4x100 m medley relay (alongside Bob Kasting, Bill Kennedy, and Byron MacDonald). After winning another silver medal in the 4x100 m medley relay at the 1971 Pan American Games (with Kennedy, MacDonald, and Timothy Bach), he attended the 1972 Summer Olympics, where he earned bronze in the same event (alongside Kasting, Kennedy, Erik Fish, and Bruce Robertson) and was again eliminated in the opening round and semifinals of the 200 and 100 metre breaststroke events respectively. His final major international tournament was the 1974 Commonwealth Games, where he finished his career with gold in the 4x100 m medley relay (with Kasting, Kennedy, and MacDonald). A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of British Columbia, he established six national records in the 100 and 200 m breaststroke over his career, later took up coaching, and was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Canada CAN 5 h3 r2/3
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Canada CAN 1 h1 r1/2
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Canada CAN 7
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Canada CAN 5 h1 r2/3
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Canada CAN 2 h1 r1/2
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat Three 5 1:09.7
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada Round One Heat Five 3 QU 1:09.7
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 5 1:07.06
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:07.14

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada Round One Heat One 1 2:36.4
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada Round One Heat One 2 2:26.71

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada CAN Final 7 4:07.3 1:09.8 2:11.1
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:06.0 1:09.8 2:11.4
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada CAN Final 3 3:52.26 1:05.89 2:05.50
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:57.05 1:06.46 2:07.78
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