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
Club Santa Clara Swim Club
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 in two events.

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, finishing second with a time of 2:13.0.[2] His second-place performance completed an American sweep of the event with Charlie Hickcox winning the gold medal (2:12.0) and John Ferris taking the bronze (2:13.3).[3] He also competed in the men's 400-meter individual medley and was judged to have finished fourth in the event final, even though his clock time was the same as the bronze medalist (4:51.4).[4]

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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Glory days: A new exhibit at history museum recalls the golden days of sports stars in the area," The Almanac (December 3, 2003). Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Greg Buckingham. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved December 29, 2014.

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Records
Preceded by
Dick Roth
Men's 200-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

July 24, 1966 – August 31, 1968
Succeeded by
Charlie Hickcox
Preceded by
Andrey Dunayev
Men's 400-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

July 6, 1968 – July 20, 1968
Succeeded by
Gary Hall, Sr.