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Nelson Diebel

Full name: Nelson W. Diebel
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: November 9, 1970 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Princeton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Nelson Diebel was a breaststroker who swam for Princeton. He won gold medals at the 1992 Olympics in the 100 breaststroke and the medley relay. Diebel also won silver medals in the 200 breaststroke at the 1989 Pan Pacs and the 1991 Pan American Games.

Diebel had been a problem child who was kicked out of two schools before his mother enrolled him in the private Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. He flourished there and was able to gain acceptance to Princeton. Diebel later became a professional speaker, telling the story of how he went from a self-described thug to a champion.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 1 OR 1:01.50 29.09 3 32.41 (2)
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 2 Q 1:01.80 29.02 1 32.78 (2)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T 5dT ET ER
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Final 1 1:01.45 28.68 1:55.31 1
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