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Jack Babashoff

Full name: Jack Babashoff, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: July 13, 1955 in Whittier, California, United States
Affiliations: Long Beach Swim Club, Long Beach (USA) / Alabama Crimson Tide, Tuscaloosa (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Shirley Babashoff.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Jack Babashoff was a sprint freestyler. He is the brother of [Shirley Babashoff], and together they made up one of the top American brother-sister swimming combos. Jack attended the University of Alabama and he was at his best at the 1975 Pan American Games when he won two relay golds, and an individual silver in the 100m freestyle. In August 1977, in a dual meet against East Germany in East Berlin, Babashoff led off the American 4×100 freestyle relay team that broke the world record. He won a gold medal in the 4×100 free relay at the 1978 World Championships, setting another world mark. Babashoff was on a third world record setting relay team, in the heats of the medley relay at the Montréal Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Final 2 50.81 24.73 2 26.08 (3)
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 51.46 25.29 2 26.17 (1)
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 51.53 25.21 1 26.32 (2)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 50.61 3:47.28 1
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