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Bob Skelton

Full name: Robert Danforth "Bob" Skelton
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1903 in Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Died: June 25, 1977 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Bob Skelton, of the Illinois AC, won four AAU titles, outdoors in the 200 breaststroke in 1922-23, and indoors in that event, yard equivalent, in 1921 and 1923. In 1924 he became the first American to set a world record for the 200 metre breaststroke. He also set nine American breaststroke records, most of them indoors. Skelton swam for the Illinois AC and Northwestern University.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming United States Final 1 2:56.6
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 3:00.2
1924 Summer 20 Paris Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 2:56.0
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