Tom Malchow

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Tom Malchow
Personal information
Full name Thomas Andrew Malchow
Nickname(s) "Tom"
National team  United States
Born (1976-08-18) August 18, 1976 (age 41)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Club Wolverine
College team University of Michigan

Thomas Andrew Malchow (born January 30, 1977) is a retired American competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder.

Malchow represented the United States in three consecutive Summer Olympics. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, he received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 200-meter butterfly. Four years later at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he won the gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly. He also set a new world record in the 200-meter butterfly in 2000.

Malchow was also a captain of the U.S. Men's Swimming Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He attended high school in Minnesota at Saint Thomas Academy, graduated from the University of Michigan and was a member of the United States Swimming (USS) Team 'Star'.

See also[edit]


  • Tom Malchow – Olympic athlete profile at

Preceded by
Denis Pankratov
Men's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

June 17, 2000 – March 30, 2001
Succeeded by
Michael Phelps