William Albert Yorzyk, Jr. (born May 29, 1933) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
Yorzyk represented the United States at the
1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first swimmer to win the gold medal in the new [1 ] men's 200-meter butterfly event, finishing with a time of 2:19.3 in the final. [1 ] [2 ]
Yorzyk continued to swim competitively while he attended medical school at the
University of Toronto. He won the U.S. AAU indoor championship in the 220-yard butterfly in 1958. He was awarded the university's Bickle Prize as its outstanding student-athlete in 1958 and 1959. [3 ]
Yorzyk was inducted into the
International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1971. [3 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Bill Yorzyk. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Butterfly Final. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
^ a b International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, William Yorzyk (USA). Retrieved March 21, 2013.
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