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Don Sheff

Full name: Donald Alexander "Don" Sheff
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: June 27, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: New Haven Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Don Sheff swam the heats of the 4x200 freestyle relay for the United States at the 1952 Olympics. The USA went on to win gold, but due to the rules in place at the time, Sheff did not receive a medal. Sheff had swum well at the 1950 Maccabiah Games, winning several medals, although no golds. He attended Yale, graduating in 1953 and swimming for the Elis.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 2:12.9 4:24.3 1
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