David Edgar (swimmer)


David Edgar (swimmer)
David Edgar
Personal information
Full name David Holmes Edgar
Nickname(s) "Dave"
Nationality  United States
Born March 27, 1950 (1950-03-27) (age 61)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle and Butterfly
Club Jack Nelson Swim Club

David Edgar (born March 27, 1950) is an American swimmer and Olympic champion. Edgar won seven NCAA championships while competing for the University of Tennessee and was named "Fastest Man Afloat" by Sports Illustrated magazine [1].He competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he received a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[1] He received a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.

World records

He set two world records during his career, both in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.

Awards

Edgar was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1996.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  2. ^ "ISHOF 1996 Honorees"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  3. ^ "DAVE EDGAR (USA) – 1996 Honor Swimmer"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)

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