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Rod Strachan

Full name: Rodney "Rod" Strachan
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 16, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, United States
Affiliations: Fullerton Area Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Rod Strachan of Southern Cal won the 400m IM at the Final Trials with a new U.S. record, then went on to set a new world record in winning the Olympic title. In college, Strachan had a 3.96 grade point average, which helped earn him admission to Southern Cal’s medical school. He became a doctor, specializing in internal medicine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Swimming United States Final 1 WR 4:23.68
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:27.15