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Virg Luken

Full name: Virgil William "Virg" Luken
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: September 12, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Gopher Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Virg Luken swam for the University of Minnesota, winning the 1962 NCAA title in the 200 yard breaststroke. He also swam for the Gopher Swim Club. After the Olympics Luken described returning to total poverty and working as a janitor in the locker room at Waldorf Paper in St. Paul, Minnesota. He later started his own company, Virg Luken & Associates, designing and building pools. He also did masters swimming, although only intermittently.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 1:10.9 2:12.0 1
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