John Murphy (swimmer)

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John Murphy
Personal information
Full name John Joseph Murphy
Nationality  United States
Born (1953-07-19) July 19, 1953 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke, freestyle
Club Hinsdale Swim Club
College team Indiana University

John Joseph Murphy (born July 19, 1953) is an American former backstroke and freestyle swimmer who won the gold medal in the men's 4×100m freestyle relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. At the 1972 Olympics, the 19-year old also collected a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke. He swam for Indiana University under coach James Counsilman in the early and middle 1970s.

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