Nelson Diebel

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Nelson Diebel
Personal information
Full nameNelson W. Diebel
National team United States
Born (1970-11-09) November 9, 1970 (age 51)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
College teamPrinceton University
Medal record

Nelson W. Diebel (born November 9, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Diebel won two gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. First, he won the men's 100-meter breaststroke, setting a new Olympic record of 1:01.50 in the event final. Afterward, he swam the breaststroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay, together with fellow Americans Jeff Rouse (backstroke), Pablo Morales (butterfly) and Jon Olsen (freestyle). In the event final, the four Americans matched the world record of 3:36.93 set by the U.S. team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Diebel attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.[1] He enrolled in Princeton University, where he swam for the Princeton Tigers swim team under coach C. Rob Orr.[2]

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  1. ^ "Star Swimmers," Time (July 27, 1992). Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Bio" Archived 2014-02-18 at the Wayback Machine

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