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Chris Woo

Full name: Christopher W. T. "Chris" Woo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 25, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States
Affiliations: Punahou Aquatics
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Chris Woo was a breaststroker from Hawai’i who studied at Punahou School and then at UCLA, where he would win the 1979 Pac 10 title in the 100 yard breaststroke. His 1976 mark of 55.99 for the 100 yard breaststroke was a high school record that stood until broken in 1992 by future Olympic breaststroke champion [Nelson Diebel]. At the 1976 Olympics, Woo swam only in the heats of the medley relay, but in heat two he helped the US set a world record of 3:47.28, which was then broken in the final by the US team. After college Woo studied dentistry at Indiana University, eventually becoming a dentist with a general and cosmetic practice in Honolulu.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 8
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Final 8 1:05.13
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 1:04.86
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 3 QU 1:05.39

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/WR 3:47.28 1:04.46 2:02.40
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