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Wayne Moore

Full name: Wayne Richard Moore
Gender: Male
Born: November 30, 1931 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 20, 2015
Affiliations: New Haven Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In 1952, Wayne Moore was a member of the team from Yale that set a world record in the 4×200 free relay. While at Yale, where he studied economics, Moore won two individual NCAA individual titles and was a two-time winner at the AAU outdoor championships. Among his other successes were a silver in the 400 freestyle and a gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay at the 1955 Pan American Games. At the 1952 Olympics, Moore placed sixth in the 400 free in addition to his gold in the relay.

Moore later became President and CEO of Moore Special Tool Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a company started by his father. He authored the book Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy, a text on precision engineering that became the classic reference on the subject. He also became chairman of the National Machine Tool Builder's Association, the ACME United Corporation, and was a director for the American Precision Museum and the Bridgeport Engineering Institute.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 6
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki 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
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 6 4:40.1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:42.0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 4:43.2

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming United States USA Final 1 OR 8:31.1 2:08.7 2:08.7
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