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Jim Montgomery

Full name: James Paul "Jim" Montgomery
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: January 24, 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Gatorade Swim Club, Bloomington (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

With two individual golds and three more in the relays, Jim Montgomery was the star swimmer of the 1973 World Championships. He attended Indiana, where he won the NCAA 200y free before going on to win four AAU titles. Montgomery set two world records for the 100m freestyle in 1975 and improved his world record twice at the Montréal Olympics. There he broke a barrier as, with his time in the finals of 49.99, he became the first man to swim 100 meters in under 50 seconds. Between 1973 and 1976, Montgomery was also a member of five world record breaking relay teams.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Final 1 WR 49.99
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 50.39
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 52.13

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Final 3 1:50.58
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:51.77

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:23.22 1:50.11 7:23.22

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:42.22 49.57 3:42.22