Mann (right) at the 1964 Olympics
|Full name||Harold Thompson Mann|
|National team||United States|
December 1, 1942 |
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|Club||North Carolina Athletic Club|
|College team||University of North Carolina|
Harold Thompson Mann (born December 1, 1942) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he received a gold medal swimming for swimming the lead-off backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Mann and his relay teammates Bill Craig (breaststroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark set a new world record of 3:58.4 – and Mann set an individual world record in the 100-meter backstroke swimming his leg (59.6 seconds).
In 1965 Mann won the national indoor and outdoor titles in both the 100 and 200 yd backstroke, setting a world's best time and American record over 100 yd. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1984, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (men)
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