Christopher Dorst

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Christopher Dorst
Kim Peyton-McDonald, Drew McDonald, Barbara Peyton and Chris Dorst shown here with their Olympic medals. circa Fall 1984
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BornJune 5, 1956 (1956-06-05) (age 62)

Christopher "Chris" Dorst (born June 5, 1956)[1] is an American former water polo player who won a silver medal for the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. He was slated to go with the US Olympic Team to the 1980 Summer Olympics where they were the favorites for winning the gold medal, but the team ended up not competing because of the US boycott of the Olympics that year.

He is a graduate of Stanford University and Menlo-Atherton High School[2] and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame.[3]

He is married to former Stanford swimmer Marybeth Linzmeier.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chris Dorst". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Stanford Men's Water Polo Media Guide" (PDF). Stanford University. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Chris Dorst". USA Water Polo. Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Reid, Scott M. (July 16, 2010). "1980 Olympic profile: Dorst, Linzmeier". Orange County Register. Retrieved August 14, 2012.