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Allen Stack

Full name: Allen McIntyre Stack
Gender: Male
Born: January 23, 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 12, 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In 1948, Allen Stack finally removed Adolph Kiefer's 12-year-old 200 m backstroke world record from the books. Stack set a total of six world records, won 10 AAU titles, and was a double gold medal winner at the 1951 Pan American Games - 100 metre backstroke and 3×100 metre medley (with Bowen Stassforth and Dick Cleveland). After Yale, he attended Columbia Law School and later practiced law in Honolulu.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 1 Gold
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 4

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 20 London Swimming United States Final 1 1:06.4
1948 Summer 20 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:07.3
1948 Summer 20 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:06.6
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 4 1:07.6
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 1:08.0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:08.9