Mike Austin (swimmer)

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Mike Austin
Don Schollander, Gary Ilman, Mike Austin, Steve Clark 1964.jpg
Schollander, Ilman, Austin and Clark display gold medals at 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Michael MacKay Austin
Nickname(s) "Mike"
National team United States
Born (1943-08-26) August 26, 1943 (age 74)
West Orange, New Jersey
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Yale University

Michael MacKay Austin (born August 26, 1943) is a retired American swimmer. He represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay with teammates Steve Clark, Gary Ilman and Don Schollander, setting a new world record of 3:33.2.[1] Individually, he placed sixth in the 100 m freestyle with a time of 54.5 seconds.[2]

Austin attended Yale University, where he swam for coach Phil Moriarty's Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Ivy League competition from 1962 to 1964. He graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1964. Austin donated his Olympic gold medal to his alma mater in 2006.

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  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 4×100 metres freestyle relay". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  2. ^ Mike Austin. Sports-Reference.com