George Smith (swimmer)

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George Smith
Personal information
Full name George Warren Smith
National team Canada
Born (1949-11-20) November 20, 1949 (age 68)
Edmonton, Alberta
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
College team University of British Columbia

George Warren Smith (born November 20, 1949) is a former competition swimmer who represented Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Smith placed fifth in the event final of the 200-metre individual medley, fourth in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay, and seventh in the 4x100-metre freestyle relay. He also competed in the preliminary heats of the 200-metre freestyle and 400-metre individual medley, but did not advance.[1]

At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Smith won two gold medals in the 200-metre and 400-metre individual medley events. He also won two silver medals in the 4x100-metre and 4x200-metre freestyle relay events, sharing second-place honours with Canadian teammates Ralph Hutton, Robert Kasting and Ron Jacks in both relays.

Inducted to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1976.

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "George Smith". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012.