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Peter Rocca

Full name: Peter Drake Rocca
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: July 27, 1957 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Concord Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Peter Rocca, of Cal/Berkeley, had the misfortune of being a top backstroker in the eras of Roland Matthes and John Naber and he finished second to Naber in both backstroke events at the 1976 Olympics. At the 1975 Pan-American Games, Rocca won gold medals in the 100m backstroke and the medley relay but he never won an AAU title. He continued to swim after Montréal, making the ill-fated 1980 U.S. Olympic team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Final 2 56.34
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 56.88
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 2 QU 58.12

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Final 2 2:00.55
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:03.31

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 3:47.28 57.94 57.94