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Bill Mulliken

Full name: William Danforth "Bill" Mulliken
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: August 27, 1939 in Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: July 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Miami RedHawks, Oxford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Inspired by a motivational talk he heard from Olympic pole vaulting gold medalist [Bob Richards], Bill Mulliken vowed he would win a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. After winning gold at the 1959 Pan American Games, Mulliken did just that by winning the 200 metre breaststroke at the 1960 Roma Games. Mulliken, who attended Miami (Ohio), won his only major domestic championship in 1960 at the AAU indoor meet when he took the 220 y breaststroke title. Mulliken graduated from Miami University in 1961 and then received a law degree from Harvard, practicing law in Chicago for his career.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming United States Final 1 2:37.4 1:17.1 4 1:20.3 (=1)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 2:37.2 1:16.1 3 1:21.1 (1)
1960 Summer 20 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q 2:38.0 1:16.9 2 1:21.1 (1)
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