Brent Lang

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Brent Lang
Personal information
Full name Brent Dennis Lang
National team  United States
Born (1968-01-25) January 25, 1968 (age 48)
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of Michigan

Brent Dennis Lang (born January 25, 1968) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Lang earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[1]

Lang was a member of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team while attending the University of Michigan.[2] In National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition, he won four NCAA national championships as a Michigan swimmer—twice in the 50-yard freestyle (1989, 1990) and twice in the 100-yard freestyle (1988, 1990).[2][3]

In December 2014, Lang was announced as one of the six recipients of the 2015 Silver Anniversary Awards, presented annually by the NCAA to outstanding former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers. The award is based on both athletic and professional success.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Brent Lang. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b MGoBlue.com, Men's Swimming & Diving, Michigan Men's Swimming and Diving All-Time NCAA Champions. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  3. ^ HickokSports.com, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "NCAA honors six former athletes with Silver Anniversary Awards" (Press release). NCAA. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Brent Lang – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com