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John Nelson

Full name: John Maurer Nelson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 8, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

After winning his first Olympic medal in 1964, John Nelson of Yale won his only AAU title in 1965 and set a world record for the 400 metre freestyle the following year. Nelson recorded 4:11.8 for the 400 free on 18 August 1966, a record which was broken later in the day by [Don Schollander], who recorded 4:11.6. Apart from his three Olympic medals, John Nelson was an Olympic finalist in the 400 freestyle in 1964 and 1968, and in 1968 he was a finalist in the 1,500 freestyle. He also won a gold in the 4×200 free relay at the 1967 Universiade.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 6
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 8
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 3 1:58.1 57.4 3 1:00.7 (3)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q 1:59.5 57.7 1 1:01.8 (1)

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 5 4:16.9 1:01.3 6 2:06.9 7 3:12.5 =4 1:05.6 (=5) 1:05.6 (4) 1:04.4 (4)
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 Q 4:19.9 1:00.5 1 2:06.6 1 3:13.0 1 1:06.1 (1) 1:06.4 (1) 1:06.9 (1)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 6 4:17.2 1:01.7 4 2:06.6 4 3:11.7 4 1:04.9 (4) 1:05.1 (5) 1:05.5 (7)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q 4:18.7 1:02.2 1 2:08.1 1 3:14.4 1 1:05.9 (1) 1:06.3 (1) 1:04.3 (1)

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
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States Final 2 17:03.0 1:04.0 (4) 2:11.7 (4) 3:19.8 (4) 4:28.4 (4) 5:37.6 (4) 6:47.6 (5) 7:55.8 (3) 9:05.3 (3) 10:14.5 (3) 11:23.8 (3) 12:32.9 (3) 13:41.9 (3) 14:50.4 (3) 15:58.4 (2) 1:07.7 (3) / 1:08.1 (=3) 1:08.6 (3) / 1:09.2 (4) 1:10.0 (=6) / 1:08.2 (1) 1:09.5 (3) / 1:09.2 (3) 1:09.3 (2) / 1:09.1 (1) 1:09.0 (1) / 1:08.5 (1) 1:08.0 (1) / 1:04.6 (1)
1964 Summer 16 Tokyo Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 Q 17:22.4 1:02.8 (1) 2:12.7 (1) 3:22.8 (1) 4:32.6 (1) 5:42.2 (1) 6:51.4 (1) 8:01.9 (1) 9:12.2 (1) 10:22.6 (1) 11:33.2 (1) 12:44.2 (1) 13:55.3 (1) 15:05.9 (1) 16:14.9 (1) 1:09.9 (4) / 1:10.1 (3) 1:09.8 (2) / 1:09.6 (1) 1:09.2 (1) / 1:10.5 (2) 1:10.3 (2) / 1:10.4 (=2) 1:10.6 (1) / 1:11.0 (1) 1:11.1 (2) / 1:10.6 (1) 1:09.0 (1) / 1:07.5 (2)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 8 18:05.1 1:02.7 (5) 2:10.0 (5) 3:19.5 (6) 4:30.8 (6) 5:42.7 (7) 6:55.2 (7) 8:08.2 (7) 9:21.5 (8) 10:35.0 (8) 11:49.4 (8) 13:04.1 (8) 14:19.6 (8) 15:35.0 (8) 16:50.2 (8) 1:07.3 (6) / 1:09.5 (7) 1:11.3 (8) / 1:11.9 (8) 1:12.5 (8) / 1:13.0 (8) 1:13.3 (8) / 1:13.5 (8) 1:14.4 (8) / 1:14.7 (8) 1:15.5 (8) / 1:15.4 (8) 1:15.2 (8) / 1:14.9 (8)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 Q 17:36.0 1:04.9 (1) 2:13.7 (1) 3:23.1 (1) 4:33.4 (1) 5:44.4 (1) 6:54.7 (1) 8:06.3 (1) 9:17.5 (1) 10:30.1 (1) 11:42.0 (1) 12:54.1 (1) 14:05.9 (1) 15:17.4 (1) 16:29.3 (1) 1:08.8 (1) / 1:09.4 (1) 1:10.3 (2) / 1:11.0 (1) 1:10.3 (1) / 1:11.6 (2) 1:11.2 (=1) / 1:12.6 (3) 1:11.9 (2) / 1:12.1 (3) 1:11.8 (3) / 1:11.5 (3) 1:11.9 (3) / 1:06.7 (2)

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 1:58.6 1:58.6 1
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