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Dick Roth

Full name: Richard William "Dick" Roth
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 26, 1947 in Palo Alto, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Shortly before the individual medley final, Dick Roth was stricken by an attack of appendicitis, but he refused an operation. He insisted the surgeons delay to allow him to swim in the final, and his courage was rewarded with an Olympic gold medal. Roth, who attended Stanford, won six outdoor AAU I M titles before retiring at the early age of 19.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 WR 4:45.4
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 2 QU 5:01.3
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