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John Murphy

Full name: John Joseph Murphy
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: July 19, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Hinsdale SC, Hinsdale (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After his bronze in the 100 m backstroke, John Murphy finished fourth in the 100 m freestyle at the 1972 Games, narrowly missing the distinction of winning Olympic individual medals in two very different styles of swimming. Murphy attended Indiana University and won silver medals in the 100 m backstroke at the 1971 Pan American Games and the 1975 World Championships. At the 1971 PanAm Games he was also on the gold medal winning 4×100 metres medley team (with Brian Job, Jerry Heidenreich, and the non-Olympian Frank Heckl). At the World Championships Murphy won three gold medal in the 4×100 metres freestyle (with Joe Bottom, Jim Montgomery, and the non-Olympian Mel Nash) in 1973 and in the 4×100 metres freestyle (with Jim Montgomery, Bruce Furniss, and the non-Olympian Andy Coan) as well as in the 4×100 metres medley (with Rick Colella and the non-Olympians Greg Jagenburg and Andy Coan) in 1975.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 4
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Final 4 52.08
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 53.17
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 53.07

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:26.42 52.04 1:44.73

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Final 3 58.35
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 58.64
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 59.93
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