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John Macionis

Full name: John Joseph Macionis
Gender: Male
Born: May 27, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 16, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to his silver medal in the relay at the 1936 Olympics, John Macionis of Yale swam in the 400m freestyle in Berlin, but failed to qualify for the final. His greatest swimming moment came at the 1935 AAU outdoor championships when he won the 440y free, beating such luminaries as Jack Medica, Ralph Flanagan, and James Gilhula, all of whom were world record holders at varying freestyle distances. Macionis served during World War II as a Lieutenant Commander in the Coast Guard, and was later an executive in the dairy industry near Philadelphia. He became a swimming official, officiating at meets for over 50 years. He also continued to compete in masters’ swimming events and swam for exercise into his 90s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 4 h1 r2/3
1936 Summer 20 Berlin 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
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 4:56.4
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:57.1

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States USA Final 2 9:03.0
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