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Ralph Gilman

Full name: Ralph Albert Gilman
Gender: Male
Born: March 25, 1916 in Berkeley, California, United States
Died: October 5, 1955 in near Pacific Grove, California, United States
Affiliations: Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Marian Gilman.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Ralph Gilman was a top high school swimmer in California before enrolling at The Ohio State University. In 1936 he placed second in the 220 yard freestyle at the AAU indoors, trailing [Jack Medica]. Gilman placed fifth at the 1936 US Olympic Trials which earned him a spot on the 4x200 relay team. Unfortunately he badly scraped his right arm before going to the Olympics, and it became infected, which made him questionable for the Olympics. Fortunately the infection cleared and he was able to compete in the preliminaries for the US 4x200 free relay. After the Olympics, Gilman never returned to Ohio State, instead joining a steamship company in California, where he eventually became one of their executives.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1
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