Thompson Mann

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Thompson Mann
Personal information
Full name Harold Thompson Mann
Nationality  United States
Born (1942-12-01) December 1, 1942 (age 72)
Norfolk, Virginia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club North Carolina Athletic Club
College team University of North Carolina

Harold Thompson Mann (born December 1, 1942) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he received a gold medal swimming for swimming the lead-off backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay. Mann and his relay teammates Bill Craig (breaststroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark set a new world record of 3:58.4 – and Mann set an individual world record in the 100-meter backstroke swimming his leg (59.6 seconds).[1]

He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

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  1. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Swimming" (Retrieved on April 29, 2008)

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