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Don Schollander

Full name: Donald Arthur "Don" Schollander
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: April 30, 1946 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara (USA) / Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 7 Gold, 1 Silver (8 Total)

Biography

In 1964, American Don Schollander became the first swimmer to win four gold medals at one Olympic Games. His victories came in the 100 and 400 metre freestyles and in both relays, and in all but the 100 metres he set a world record. He was unfortunate that the 200 metres was not on the program at the Tokyo Games as he eventually set nine world records between 1963 and 1968 at this, his best distance. Schollander also posted three world records at 400 metres and shared in eight world records in the freestyle relays. At the 1968 Games he was unable to defend his 100 metres and 400 metres Olympic titles as he failed to make the U.S. team at these distances, but he won his fifth gold in the 4 x 200 metres relay and took the silver in the 200 metre freestyle. His other titles included three golds at the 1967 Pan-American Games, in the 200 free and both relays, and the following AAU Outdoor titles: 110 yards – 1964, 1966-67; 200 metres/220 yards – 1962-64, 1966-67; and 440 yards – 1963-64 and 1966.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 OR 53.4
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 54.0
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 54.3

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 1:55.8
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:00.0

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 WR 4:12.2
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Seven 1 QU/OR 4:15.8

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 3:33.2 53.0 3:33.2
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:35.4 53.8 3:35.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 7:52.1 1:55.6 7:52.1
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 7:52.3 1:54.6 7:52.3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:03.4 53.1 4:03.4
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