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Bob Skelton

Full name: Robert D. "Bob" Skelton
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1903 in Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Died: June 25, 1977 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Bob Skelton, of the Illinois AC, won two indoor and two outdoor AAU titles. In 1924 he became the first American to set a world record for the 200m breaststroke.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming United States Final 1 2:56.6
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:00.2
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 2:56.0
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