Melvin Stewart

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Melvin Stewart
Personal information
Full name Melvin Monroe Stewart
Nickname(s) "Mel"
Nationality  United States
Born (1968-11-16) November 16, 1968 (age 46)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle
College team University of Tennessee

Melvin Monroe Stewart (born November 16, 1968) is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder who won two gold medals and one bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Career[edit]

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Stewart placed fifth in the men's 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:59.19.[1] Following Seoul, Stewart began dominating the event. At the 1987, 1989, and 1991 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Steward won gold in the 200-meter butterfly. At the 1991 World Championships in Perth, Stewart won gold in the 200-meter butterfly, and set the world record with a time of 1:55.69.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Stewart won the 200-meter butterfly in a Olympic record time of 1:56.26.[2] Stewart also won gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay by swimming in the prelims, and a bronze in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.[3][4]

Stewart is the co-founder and publisher of the swimming news website, SwimSwam.com, and a producer-director of commercials through his company, Gold Medal Media, LLC. In addition, he is currently an ambassador to the United States Swimming Foundation. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Tiffany, and their daughter Bayley.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Butterfly Final Standings. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Butterfly Final Standings. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Final Standings. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Final Standings. Retrieved February 16, 2015.

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Records
Preceded by

Michael Gross
Men's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

January 12, 1991 – June 14, 1995
Succeeded by

Denis Pankratov