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John Kinsella

Full name: John Pitann Kinsella
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: August 26, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Hinsdale SC, Hinsdale (USA) / Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

After winning his Olympic silver medal in 1968, John Kinsella set a world 1,500m freestyle record in 1970 and won the Sullivan Award that year as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Kinsella won a total of six NCAA titles for Indiana and won four AAU championships. Considering all these races were 500 yards plus, Kinsella showed a surprising turn of speed in qualifying for the relay team at the 1972 Olympics. Kinsella was known for doing very high mileage in his workouts, and later became a professional long distance swimmer

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 20 München Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 16:57.3 1:03.4 (6) 2:10.1 (6) 3:17.5 (5) 4:25.9 (5) 5:33.7 (5) 6:41.4 (4) 7:49.2 (2) 8:56.9 (2) 10:04.9 (2) 11:13.1 (2) 12:21.3 (2) 13:29.8 (2) 14:38.9 (2) 15:48.3 (2) 1:06.7 (5) / 1:07.4 (4) 1:08.4 (5) / 1:07.8 (2) 1:07.7 (2) / 1:07.8 (2) 1:07.7 (2) / 1:08.0 (2) 1:08.2 (2) / 1:08.2 (2) 1:08.5 (2) / 1:09.1 (2) 1:09.4 (2) / 1:09.0 (5)
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 17:22.7 1:02.3 (1) 2:09.3 (1) 3:17.9 (1) 4:27.1 (1) 5:36.3 (1) 6:46.0 (1) 7:56.4 (1) 9:07.1 (1) 10:17.8 (1) 11:28.5 (1) 12:39.5 (1) 13:50.8 (1) 15:01.7 (2) 16:12.9 (2) 1:07.0 (1) / 1:08.6 (1) 1:09.2 (1) / 1:09.2 (1) 1:09.7 (1) / 1:10.4 (2) 1:10.7 (=1) / 1:10.7 (2) 1:10.7 (2) / 1:11.0 (2) 1:11.3 (2) / 1:10.9 (2) 1:11.2 (2) / 1:09.8 (4)

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Summer 20 München Swimming United States USA Final 1 1:54.49 1:54.49 1
1972 Summer 20 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 1:57.23 7:46.41 1
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