Pablo Morales

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Pablo Morales
Personal information
Full name Pedro Pablo Morales, Jr.
National team  United States
Born (1964-12-05) December 5, 1964 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
College team Stanford University

Pedro Pablo Morales, Jr. (born December 5, 1964) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, and former world record-holder. He won a relay gold and two silver medals swimming butterfly at the 1984 Summer Olympics and set the world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the Olympic Trials that year as well as setting relay records with teammates Rick Carey, Steve Lundquist and Rowdy Gaines.

Morales attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, in San Jose, California, trained under the supervision of Larry Rogers. In 1988 on the heels of a record 11th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) individual championship at Stanford University, he failed to qualify for the 1988 Summer Olympics. After briefly retiring from the sport to pursue a law degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, he returned to the Olympics in 1992 as the team captain and captured gold in the 100-meter butterfly. He is currently the head women's swimming and diving coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Records
Preceded by
Matt Gribble
Men's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

June 26, 1984 – July 30, 1984
Succeeded by
Michael Gross
Preceded by
Michael Gross
Men's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

June 23, 1986 – August 23, 1995
Succeeded by
Denis Pankratov