Matt Gribble


Matt Gribble
Matt Gribble
Personal information
Full name Matthew O. Gribble
Nickname(s) Matt
Nationality  United States
Born 1962-03-28
Houston, Texas
Died March 21, 2004(2004-03-21) (aged 41)
Miami, Florida
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 77 kilograms (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly
College team University of Miami

Matthew O. "Matt" Gribble (March 28, 1962 – March 21, 2004) was an Olympic and World Record holding swimmer from the United States.

Born in Houston, Texas Gribble at one time held the world record in the 100-meter butterfly. He won two National Collegiate Athletic Association titles at the University of Miami, two gold medals in the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Ecuador and three gold medals at the 1983 Pan American Games. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic teams in 1980 and 1984.

On March 21, 2004, at age 41, Gribble died in a head-on automobile accident in Miami, Florida. He is buried at Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Miami.

References


Records
Preceded by
United States William Paulus
Men's 100m butterfly
world record holder (long course)

August 6, 1983 – June 26, 1984
Succeeded by
United States Pablo Morales



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