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Perry McGillivray

Full name: Perry McGillivray
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Born: August 5, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 27, 1944 in Maywood, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Perry McGillivray was a top-class swimmer and water polo player for 20 years. Between 1908 and 1927 he won 16 AAU individual titles, was on 13 winning relay teams, and was seven times a member of the Illinois AC team that won the AAU water polo championship. He played water polo at the 1920 Olympics and was coach to the U.S. water polo team at the 1928 Games. McGillivray invented the lob shot, and with Harry Hebner, did much to revolutionize the game. Although Perry McGillivray was always more concerned with winning than with fast times, he set nine U.S. records and, when he won his Olympic gold medal in 1920, he shared in a new world relay record.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 h3 r3/4
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 6
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Water Polo United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-26 GBR 7, USA 2 0
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Water Polo United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-24 USA 7, GRE 0
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Water Polo United States USA Consolation Round Match #2 2 1920-08-28 BEL 7, USA 2

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 3 1:06.2
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:04.4
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 1:04.8

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming United States USA Final 2 10:20.2
1912 Summer 18 Stockholm Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 10:26.4
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 10:04.4
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Swimming United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10:20.4

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Swimming United States Final 4 1:19.4
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QC 1:20.4