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Eric Namesnik

Full name: Eric John Namesnik
Nickname(s): Snik
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: August 7, 1970 in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 11, 2006 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Club Wolverine
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Eric Namesnik won Olympic silver medals in the 400IM in both 1992 and 1996. At the World Championships, he was silver medalist in 1991 in both the 200IM and 400IM, and won a bronze in the 400IM in 1995. He swam for the University of Michigan and after his retirement from competition, became an assistant coach for the Wolverines, and coached the Wolverine Aquatics Swim Club. Namesnik was tragically killed when only 35 in an automobile accident caused by icy road conditions in his native Michigan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 2 4:15.57
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 4:17.75
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 2 4:15.25
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:16.21