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Ronald Gora

Full name: Ronald Francis Gora
Gender: Male
Born: March 10, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 11, 2014 in Durand, Michigan, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Ronald Gora swam for the University of Michigan, helping them win the 4x100 yard free relay in 1953 and 1954 at the NCAA Championships. He was Big 10 champion in the 100 free in 1955. At Lane Tech High School in Chicago, Gora won six individual Illinois state high school championships, through 2014 the second best mark ever. In 1949 he won three National YMCA championships in freestyle (100, 220 yds) and medley relay, representing the Oak Park YMCA. Gora swam the 100 freestyle at the 1952 Olympics, making the final, but placing eighth. At the 1951 Pan American Games Gora won a silver medal in the 100 freestyle and helped the US team win a gold medal in the 4x200 metre freestyle relay.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 8

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 8 58.8
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 Q 57.7
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 Q 58.0
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