Greg Buckingham

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Greg Buckingham
Personal information
Full name Gregory Fenton Buckingham
Nickname(s) "Greg"
Nationality  United States
Born (1945-07-29)July 29, 1945
Riverside, California
Died November 11, 1990(1990-11-11) (aged 45)
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Individual medley
College team Stanford University

Gregory Fenton Buckingham (July 29, 1945 – November 11, 1990) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Buckingham was born in Riverside, California, and attended Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. He enrolled in Stanford University, and swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.[1]

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he won a silver medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley. His second-place performance completed an American sweep of the event with Charlie Hickcox taking the gold medal and John Ferris taking the bronze.

Buckingham died of a heart attack in 1990 at the age of 45.[1] He was one of two older brothers of Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

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  1. ^ a b "Glory days: A new exhibit at history museum recalls the golden days of sports stars in the area". The Almanac (Menlo Park). 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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