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Wally Ris

Full name: Walter Stephen "Wally" Ris
Gender: Male
Born: January 4, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 25, 1989 in Mission Viejo, California, United States
Affiliations: Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa City (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Walt Ris was a member of the Great Lakes Navy team which set a world record for the 400y freestyle relay during the war. After the war he entered the University of Iowa, winning the AAU outdoor 100m freestyle and the NCAA 100y freestyle titles in both 1947 and 1948. His most successful meet was the AAU indoor championships where he won the 100y freestyle for five straight years from 1945.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States Final 1 OR 57.3
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/=OR 57.5
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 58.1

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 8:46.0