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Peter Rocca

Full name: Peter Drake Rocca
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: July 27, 1957 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Concord Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Peter Rocca, of Cal/Berkeley, had the misfortune of being a top backstroker in the eras of [Roland Matthes] and [John Naber] and he finished second to Naber in both backstroke events at the 1976 Olympics. At the 1975 Pan-American Games, Rocca won gold medals in the 100m backstroke and the medley relay but he never won an AAU title. He continued to swim after Montréal, making the ill-fated 1980 U.S. Olympic team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1976 Summer 18 Montréal 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
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Final 2 56.34 27.14 2 29.20 (2)
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 56.88 27.55 2 29.33 (2)
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 2 Q 58.12 28.07 1 30.05 (2)

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Final 2 2:00.55 28.72 3 59.31 2 1:29.82 2 30.59 (2) 30.51 (1) 30.73 (1)
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 2:03.31 29.04 2 1:00.11 1 1:31.52 1 31.07 (1) 31.41 (1) 31.79 (1)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 57.94 57.94 1
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