Graham White

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Graham White
Personal information
Full name Graham Ross White
Nationality  Australia
Born (1951-02-14) 14 February 1951 (age 63)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Graham Ross White OAM (born 14 February 1951) was an Australian middle-long distance freestyle swimmer of the 1960s and 1970s, who won a silver medal in the 4x200 m freestyle relay at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

White combined with Michael Wenden, Bob Windle and Greg Rogers to win silver in the 4x200 m freestyle relay, half a bodylength behind the Americans. He also competed in the 400 m and 1500 m freestyle, finishing fifth and fourth respectively.

At the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, White was part of the team that claimed gold in both the 4x100 m and 4x200 m freestyle relays. Individually he claimed gold in the 400 m event. Continuing to the 1972 Munich Olympics, White had a poor end to his career, placing fifth in the 1500 m freestyle and being eliminated in the heats of the 200 m and 400 m freestyle events. White trained for the majority of his career at the Kew Swimming Club in Melbourne.

On 11 June 1984, White was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to sport.[1]


  1. ^ "Graham White OAM". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 


Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympic Games. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. p. 460. ISBN 0-7333-0884-8.