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Wally Wolf

Full name: Wallace Perry "Wally" Wolf, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 2, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 12, 1997 in Santa Ynez, California, United States
Affiliations: Lynwood Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

After attending Southern Call, Wally Wolf swam for the Navy Olympics. At the 1952 Final Trials he was the top man in the 200 m freestyle, but surprisingly only swam in the relay heats in Helsinki. He played on the water polo team at the 1956 and 1960 Games, becoming only the second U.S. swimmer/water poloist to have competed in four Olympics. At the 1955 Pan American Games he was on the silver medal winning water polo team. Wolf was later a successful attorney in Los Angeles and, at one time, numbered among his clients Johnny Carson.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 17 London Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 5
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 7

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #2 2 1956-12-01 YUG 5, USA 1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #3 1 1956-12-03 USA 4, GER 3
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #6 2 1956-12-04 ITA 3, USA 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #7 2 1956-12-05 URS 3, USA 1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-28 USA 5, GBR 3
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #2 2 1960-08-31 YUG 6, USA 2 1
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1960-09-01 USA 7, NED 6 1
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1960-09-02 GER 4, USA 3 0
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 2 1960-09-03 ROU 6, USA 4 1
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #2 2 1960-08-26 HUN 7, USA 2 1
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #3 1 1960-08-27 USA 10, FRA 4 0
1960 Summer 29 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #5 1 1960-08-29 USA 5, BEL 2 1

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1948 Summer 17 London Swimming United States USA Final 1 WR 8:46.0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 8:50.9 2:11.4/OR 2:11.4