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Jack Medica

Full name: Jack Chapman Medica
Gender: Male
Born: October 5, 1914 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: April 15, 1985 in Carson City, Nevada, United States
Affiliations: WAC, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

While at the University of Washington, Jack Medica ran up a phenomenal record at the NCAA championships. He won three individual events (the maximum allowed) three years in a row, and as a one-man team, he placed Washington third behind the big squads from Michigan and Iowa. One year he was awarded a Michigan varsity letter because, although he never attended Michigan, he took enough points away from Yale and Iowa that Michigan was able to win the team championship, and the Michigan coach, Mann, sent Medica a letter sweater. Jack Medica won 10 AAU individual titles and set 11 world records. His 1935 200m freestyle record was unbeaten for nine years; his 400m freestyle record, set in 1934, stood for seven years; and in a sport of frequent record breaking, the length of time for which his records stood gives an indication of the stature of his performances. After retiring from competition, Jack Medica coached at Columbia and Penn.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1936 Summer 21 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 21 Berlin Swimming United States Final 1 OR 4:44.5
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1T QU 4:48.2
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 4:55.9

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States Final 2 19:34.0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 19:42.8
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1T QU 19:55.5

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States USA Final 2 9:03.0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 9:10.4
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