George Kojac

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George Kojac
Personal information
Full name George Harold Kojac
Nationality  United States
Born (1910-03-02)March 2, 1910
New York, New York
Died May 28, 1996(1996-05-28) (aged 86)
Fairfax, Virginia
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke, freestyle
Club Boys' Club of New York
College team Rutgers University

George Harold Kojac (March 2, 1910 – May 28, 1996) was an American competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events.

Kojac represented the United States at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.[1] As a member of the winning U.S. team in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay, he received a gold medal.[1] Kojac and teammates Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer and Johnny Weissmuller set a new world record of 9:36.2 in the event final.[1][2] Individually, he won another gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke with a second world record time of 1:08.2.[1][3] He also finished fourth in the men's 100-meter freestyle in 1:00.8.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, George Kojac. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games, Men's 100 metres Backstroke Final. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games, Men's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved March 24, 2013.

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