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Jed Graef

Full name: Jedward Richard "Jed" Graef
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: May 1, 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Princeton University / New Jersey Swim Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


When Jed Graef won the 200m backstroke with a new world record at the Tokyo Games, he became the first Princetonian to win an Olympic gold medal for swimming. This proved to be by far the most significant victory of his career; the only other major title he won was the NCAA 200y backstroke in 1964. Graef earned a Ph.D. in psychology and was a pioneer in the field of sports psychology.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 1 WR 2:10.3 1:03.1 1 1:07.2 (=1)
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q/OR 2:13.7 1:04.4 1 1:09.3 (1)
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 Q/OR 2:14.5 1:04.5 2 1:10.0 (1)
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