Ronald Gora

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Ron Gora
Personal information
Full name Ronald Francis Gora
Nickname(s) "Ron"
Nationality  United States
Born (1933-07-10) July 10, 1933 (age 81)
Chicago, Illinois
Died March 11, 2014(2014-03-11) (aged 80)
Grand Blanc, MI
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
College team University of Michigan

Ronald Francis Gora (born July 10, 1933) is an American former competition swimmer and Pan American Games champion.

Gora was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago. He remains tied with Tom Jager and Brian Alden for the second most individual high school state championships won by a male in Illinois history (6) behind Matt Elliott.

Gora won a gold medal in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay event at the 1951 Pan American Games, alongside Dick Cleveland, Burwell Jones and Bill Heusner. Individually, he also received a Pan American Games silver medal for his second-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle. Gora again represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he finished eighth in the final of the men's 100-meter freestyle with a time of 58.8 seconds.

He attended the University of Michigan, and swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of Michigan's NCAA national championship teams in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 1953 and 1954.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ MGoBlue.com, Men's Swimming & Diving, Michigan Men's Swimming and Diving All-Time NCAA Champions. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ HickokSports.com, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions. Retrieved February 18, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Ronald Gora – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com