Walter Richardson (swimmer)

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Walter Richardson
Personal information
Full name Walter Pierce Richardson
Nickname(s) "Wally"
National team United States
Born (1943-04-01) April 1, 1943 (age 74)
Chicago, Illinois
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Gopher Swim Club
College team University of Minnesota

Walter Pierce Richardson (born April 1, 1943) is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder. Richardson competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he swam the butterfly leg for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay.[1] He did not receive a medal because only those swimmers who competed in the event final were medal-eligible under the 1964 Olympic rules.

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  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Walter Richardson. Retrieved April 25, 2013.

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