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Mark Chatfield

Full name: Mark Webster Chatfield
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 11, 1953 in Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: December 23, 1998
Affiliations: Pasadena Swimming Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Mark Chatfield just missed an Olympic medal, placing fourth in the 1972 100 metre breaststroke, after having won a gold medal in that event at the 1971 Pan American Games. Chatfield swam for Southern Cal, earning 12 All-American honors from 1972-75. He was US Champion in the 100 yard breaststroke indoors in 1973.

Chatfield later became a baroque and period musician, a vocalist, and composer. He played principal cello and was a countertenor. He continued to swim in meets with International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics. Chatfield died quite young from lymphoma when he was only 45.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 4

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Final 4 1:06.01
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 1:06.08
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:05.89
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