Yorzyk in 1956
|Full name||William Albert Yorzyk, Jr.|
|National team||United States|
May 29, 1933|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg)|
|Club||New Haven Swim Club|
|College team||Springfield College|
William Albert Yorzyk, Jr. (born May 29, 1933) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
Yorzyk represented the United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first swimmer to win the gold medal in the new 200-meter butterfly event, finishing with a time of 2:19.3 in the final.
Yorzyk continued to swim competitively while he attended medical school at the University of Toronto. He won the U.S. AAU indoor championship in the 220-yard butterfly in 1958. He was awarded the university's Bickle Prize as its outstanding student-athlete in 1958 and 1959.
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- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Bill Yorzyk. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Butterfly Final. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, William Yorzyk (USA). Retrieved April 5, 2015.