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Paul Samson

Full name: Paul Curkeet Samson
Nickname(s): Buck
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 251 lbs (114 kg)
Born: June 12, 1905 in Emporia, Kansas, United States
Died: February 10, 1982 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Paul Samson competed in both swimming and water polo at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Samson swam in the heats of the 4x200 freestyle relay. Samson swam for the Illinois Athletic Club. He attended the University of Michigan, also earning a medical degree at the school. He was the 1927 NCAA Champion in both the 220 yard and 440 yard freestyles.

Samson later became a thoracic surgeon. In World War II he served in the 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group in the European theatre. While there he performed what may have been the first pneumonectomy using a newly described ligation technique.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 5T
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Water Polo United States USA Third-Place Tournament Match #4 2 1928-08-11 FRA 2, USA 1 0

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1
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