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Tom McBreen

Full name: Thomas Sean "Tom" McBreen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 31, 1952 in Spokane, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Golden Gate Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After winning a silver medal in the 1,500 m freestyle at the 1971 Pan American Games, Tom McBreen set a world record in the 400 m free later in the month. He was also a member of two world record breaking teams in the 800 m freestyle relay in 1970 (with Gary Hall, John Kinsella, and the non-Olympian Mark Lambert) and 1971 (with Jerry Heidenreich, Mark Spitz, and Fred Tyler). McBreen, who swam for Southern Cal and the Golden Gate SC, won the AAU outdoor 400 m freestyle in 1971 and 1972. All his records and championships were won despite being legally blind in both eyes, and having suffered several minor injuries – all to his right side – during his swim career. McBreen later went to medical school and specialized in family medicine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Final 3 4:02.64
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 4:06.09

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 7:46.42 1:57.34 3:51.45
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