Bob McGregor

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Bob McGregor
Bob McGregor 1966c.jpg
McGregor in 1966
Personal information
Full name Robert Bilsand McGregor
Nickname(s) "Bob", "Bobby", "The Falkirk Flyer"
National team Great Britain
Born (1944-04-03) 3 April 1944 (age 72)
Falkirk, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Chinook Aquatic Club

Robert Bilsand McGregor, MBE (born 3 April 1944), nicknamed the "Falkirk Flyer", is a Scottish former competitive swimmer who competed in eight events at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 100-metre freestyle in 1964, and finished fourth in the 100-metre freestyle and 4×100-metre freestyle relay in 1968.[1] He was a second favourite for the 1963 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. In 2002 he was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.[2] Olympic selectors could not believe that he trained in a 25-metre pool in Falkirk when the selectors arrived to critique him prior to the Tokyo Olympics.

McGregor competed at the 1962 and 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal on each occasion in the 110-yard reestyle.[3]

He retired from swimming in 1968 and now works as an architect in Glasgow. He lives in Helensburgh with his wife and family.[2] His father, David McGregor, was an Olympic water polo player.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bobby McGregor.
  2. ^ a b Bob McGregor, MBE. Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Games Federation Athlete Search". Retrieved 7 August 2008. 

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