Alain Gottvallès

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Alain Gottvallès
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing  France
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Leipzig 100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1962 Leipzig 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1962 Leipzig 4×200 m freestyle

Alain Gottvallès (22 March 1942 – 29 February 2008) was a French swimmer, born in Casablanca, Morocco. He was world record holder in 100 metres freestyle in 1964, the first swimmer to complete the distance in less than 53 seconds.

He participated at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he placed fifth in 100 metre freestyle.[1]

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  1. ^ "Alain Gottvallès". Retrieved 3 March 2011.