George Harrison (swimmer)
|Full name||George Prifold Harrison|
|National team||United States|
April 9, 1939 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||179 lb (81 kg)|
|Club||Santa Clara Swim Club|
|College team||Stanford University|
George Prifold Harrison (April 9, 1939 – October 3, 2011) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events. He competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, where he received a gold medal as the lead-off swimmer of the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Harrison, together with his American relay teammates Dick Blick, Mike Troy and Jeff Farrell, set a new world record of 8:10.2 in the event final.
He received a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago.
Harrison held the world record in 200-meter individual medley (long course) from August 24, 1956 to July 19, 1958. He held the world record in the 400-meter individual medley (long course) from June 24, 1960 to July 22, 1960.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
- List of Stanford University people
- World record progression 200 metres individual medley
- World record progression 400 metres individual medley
- World record progression 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay
- George Harrison's obituary
- "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy– Swimming" – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 30, 2008)
- George Harrison Obituary - Walnut Creek, CA | East Bay Times Retrieved 2016-11-21.
- "George Harrison". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11.
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