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Alan Somers

Full name: Alan Brounell Somers
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: July 30, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Indianapolis AC, Indianapolis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Alan was primarily a distance swimmer, winning a gold medal in the 1,500 freestyle at the 1959 Pan American Games, the same year he won the AAU title at that distance. In 1960 he won the AAU indoors 400 freestyle. Also in 1960, Somers helped a US team set a world record of 8:17.0 for the 4x200 freestyle relay. Somers swam for Indiana University and was Big 10 champion in the 1,500 metres / 1,650 yards in 1961-63. He then attended medical school, graduating from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1968, and later practiced neurology for many years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle United States USA 7

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming United States Final 5 4:22.0 1:00.0 1 2:06.6 1 3:14.1 =2 1:06.6 (4) 1:07.5 (5) 1:07.9 (=6)
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 Q/OR 4:19.2 1:00.6 1 2:05.8 1 3:12.1 1 1:05.2 (1) 1:06.3 (1) 1:07.1 (1)

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming United States Final 7 18:02.8 1:05.0 (7) 2:14.4 (6) 3:24.7 (4) 4:34.8 (4) 5:45.6 (4) 6:56.7 (5) 8:08.3 (5) 9:21.8 (5) 10:35.4 (5) 11:49.8 (6) 13:03.5 (7) 14:18.5 (7) 15:33.5 (7) 16:48.0 (7) 1:09.4 (=3) / 1:10.3 (5) 1:10.1 (1) / 1:10.8 (5) 1:11.1 (5) / 1:11.6 (6) 1:13.5 (7) / 1:13.6 (7) 1:14.4 (7) / 1:13.7 (7) 1:15.0 (7) / 1:15.0 (7) 1:14.5 (7) / 1:14.8 (7)
1960 Summer 19 Roma Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 Q 17:54.1 1:07.4 (=1) 2:19.8 (1) 3:31.8 (1) 4:43.8 (1) 5:56.3 (1) 7:08.3 (1) 8:21.1 (1) 9:34.1 (1) 10:45.5 (1) 11:56.6 (1) 13:07.9 (1) 14:19.5 (1) 15:31.0 (1) 16:42.5 (1) 1:12.4 (1) / 1:12.0 (1) 1:12.0 (1) / 1:12.5 (1) 1:12.0 (1) / 1:12.8 (1) 1:13.0 (2) / 1:11.4 (1) 1:11.1 (1) / 1:11.3 (1) 1:11.6 (2) / 1:11.5 (=1) 1:11.5 (1) / 1:11.6 (2)
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