Don Sheff

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Don Sheff
Personal information
Full name Donald Alexander Sheff
Nickname(s) "Don"
Nationality  United States
Born (1931-06-27) June 27, 1931 (age 83)
Brooklyn, New York
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club New Haven Swim Club
College team Yale University

Donald Alexander Sheff (born June 27, 1931) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.[1] He competed for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Sheff did not receive a medal, however, because under the 1952 Olympic swimming rules, relay swimmers who did not compete in the event final were not medal-eligible.

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Don Sheff. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games. Retrieved January 27, 2013.