Brian Job

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Brian Job
Personal information
Full name Brian Gregory Job
Nationality  United States
Born (1951-11-29) November 29, 1951 (age 63)
Warren, Ohio
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Santa Clara Swim Club
College team Stanford University

Brian Gregory Job (born November 29, 1951) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he won the bronze medal for his third-place finish in the men's 200-meter breaststroke.[1]

As a teenager, he swam for coach George Haines' Santa Clara Swim Club, winning fourteen America Athletic Union (AAU) national titles. He attended Stanford University, where he swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. On August 22, 1970, he set a new world record of 2:23.5 in the 200-meter breaststroke, which would stand for almost two years. He was also a member of the U.S. relay team that won the gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley relay at the 1971 Pan American Games. Job qualified for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, but did not advance beyond the preliminary heats of the 200-meter breaststroke.

According to a 2013 account in the San Jose Mercury News, Job was homeless and living on the streets of Palo Alto, a victim of a bipolar disorder, according to Job's family.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Brian Job. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Bruce Newman, "From Olympics to the streets: Medalist homeless in Palo Alto," San Jose Mercury News (April 12, 2013). Retrieved November 18, 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Brian Job – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.ocm
  • Brian Job – Olympic Games results at databaseOlympics.com