Matt Gribble

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Matt Gribble
Personal information
Full name Matthew Owen Gribble
Nickname(s) "Matt"
National team United States
Born (1962-03-28)March 28, 1962
Houston, Texas
Died March 21, 2004(2004-03-21) (aged 41)
Miami, Florida
Height 6 ft (72 in)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, freestyle
College team University of Miami

Matthew Owen Gribble (March 28, 1962 – March 21, 2004) was an American competition swimmer, world champion, and world record-holder.

Born in Houston, Texas, Gribble broke the world record in the 100-meter butterfly in 1983. He attended the University of Miami, where he swam for the Miami Hurricanes swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. While swimming for the Hurricanes, he won two NCAA titles, two gold medals in the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Ecuador, and three gold medals at the 1983 Pan American Games. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic teams in 1980 and 1984.

On March 21, 2004, at age 41, Gribble died in a head-on automobile accident in Miami, Florida. He is buried at Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Miami.

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Preceded by
William Paulus
Men's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

August 6, 1983 – June 26, 1984
Succeeded by
Pablo Morales