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Clarke Scholes

Full name: Clarke Currie Scholes
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: November 25, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 5, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Michigan State Spartans, East Lansing (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After his Olympic victory Clarke Scholes won two golds at the 1955 Pan American Games, the 100 metre freestyle and the 4×100 metre medley (with Frank McKinney and the non-Olympians Fred McGuire and Leonide Barcke). At home, he won two AAU indoor championships and five NCAA titles for Michigan State, as well as three Big 10 Championships. He was married for about five years, but was a bachelor most of his life. He became active in local theatre, as a member of the Grosse Pointe Theatre, and worked as a manufacturer's representative. When he was 45 Scholes returned to competition in a national masters' event in St. Louis. After winning the event he never swam again.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 1 57.4
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 57.1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 2 QU 58.3
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