Steve Clark (swimmer)

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Steve Clark
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Bennett, Hait, Clark en Gillanders after breaking the 4×100 m world record in the heats at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Stephen Edward Clark
Nickname(s) "Steve"
Nationality  United States
Born (1943-06-17) June 17, 1943 (age 71)
Oakland, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 148 lb (67 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Santa Clara Swim Club
College team Yale University

Stephen Edward Clark (born June 17, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Clark won three gold medals as a member of the winning U.S. relay teams in the 4×100-meter freestyle, 4×200-meter freestyle, and 4×100-meter medley events. He won two more gold medals by swimming the 4×100 m medley and 4×200 m freestyle preliminaries at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1]

Clark attended Yale University, where he swam for coach Philip Moriarty's Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Ivy League competition. As a senior, he was the Yale swim team captain; he graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1964. In 2005, he donated one of his three Olympic gold medals to his alma mater.[2]

In 1966, Clark was inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3]

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  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Stephen Clark. Retrieved September 224, 2012.
  2. ^ "Clark '64 Donates Olympic Medal to Bulldogs"
  3. ^ Steve Clark (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame