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Doug Northway

Full name: Douglas Dale "Doug" Northway
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 58-73 kg
Born: April 28, 1955 in Ontario, California, United States
Affiliations: Oasis Aquatic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

At the time he won his Olympic medal, Doug Northway was a high school student in Tucson, Arizona. He improved rapidly dropping his 1,500 time by 45 seconds between the 1971 AAU and the 1972 Olympic Trials. Although he never won an AAU title, Northway won the 400m freestyle at the 1975 Pan-American Games.

Northway later became a pastor and a swim coach, eventually settling in Tucson and coaching at the Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club. In 1997 he pleaded guilty to attempted molestation of a 9-year-old girl and was sentenced to four months in prison, four months of house arrest, and lifetime probation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Men's 1,500 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

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming United States Final 3 16:09.25
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 16:15.30

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 Round One Heat Three 1 QU/WR 7:30.33 1:51.65 1:51.65
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