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Jeff Rouse

Full name: Jeffrey Norman "Jeff" Rouse
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: December 6, 1970 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Jeff Rouse swam 100 backstroke and medley relay at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, winning three gold medals and a silver in the 100 back in 1992. He also won three golds and a silver at the World Championships, in the same event in 1991 and 1994, the silver again in the 100 back, this time in 1994. At the 1995 Pan American Games, Rouse won gold in the 100 back and the medley relay. He competed four times at the Pan Pacific Championships (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995), winning nine gold medals, four in the 100 backstroke, four in the medley relay, and in 1991 in the 200 back.

Rouse set two world records in the 100 back, the first at the 1991 Pan Pacs when he became the first backstroker to complete the distance under 54 seconds. His second world record was leading off the medley relay at the Barcelona Olympics. Prior to recognition of the 50 metre backstroke for record purposes Rouse had the fastest recognized time for that distance, set at the Robert Burns Invitational in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1993.

Rouse swam in college at Stanford, where he won seven NCAA Championships. He was captain of his swim team at Stanford and also captained the 1996 US Olympic swim team. He was a four-time US Champion. Rouse is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Final 2 54.04 26.06 1 27.98 (2)
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States Round One Heat Seven 1 Q 54.63 26.62 1 28.01 (1)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 1 54.10 26.30 1 27.80 (1)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Seven 1 Q 54.20 26.52 1 27.68 (1)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T 5dT ET ER
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming United States USA Final 1 IWR 53.86 26.32 53.86 1
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States USA Final 1 53.95 26.31 53.95 1
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