- David Edgar (swimmer)
David Edgar Personal information Full name David Holmes Edgar Nickname(s) "Dave" Nationality United States Born March 27, 1950
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 .He competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he received a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. He received a gold medal in 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.
He set two world records during his career, both in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.
Olympic Champions in Men's 4×100 m Freestyle Relay
1964: USA (Clark, Austin, Ilman, Schollander) • 1968: USA (Zorn, Rerych, Spitz, Walsh) • 1972: USA (Edgar, Murphy, Heidenreich, Spitz) • 1984: USA (Cavanaugh, Heath, Biondi, Gaines) • 1988: USA (Jacobs, Dalbey, Jager, Biondi) • 1992: USA (Hudepohl, Biondi, Jager, Olsen) • 1996: USA (Olsen, Davis, Schumacher, Hall, Jr.) • 2000: Australia (Klim, Fydler, Callus, Thorpe) • 2004: South Africa (Schoeman, Ferns, Townsend, Neethling) • 2008: USA (Phelps, Weber-Gale, Jones, Lezak)
Pan American Champions in Men's 4×100 m Freestyle Relay
1967: United States (Walsh, Fitzmaurice, Spitz, Schollander) • 1971: United States (Edgar, Genter, Heidenreich, Heckl) • 1975: United States (Babashoff, Ruby, Grattan, Abbott) • 1979: United States (Gaines, Babashoff, Newton, McCagg) • 1983: United States (Leamy, Gribble, Cavanaugh, Gaines) • 1987: United States (Born, McCadam, Robinson, Dudley) • 1991: Brazil (Ferreira, Nascimento, Rebolal, Borges) • 1995: United States (Hall, Jager, Davis, Olsen) • 1999: Brazil (Scherer, Quintaes, Cordeiro, Borges) • 2003: Brazil (Jayme, Borges, Scherer, Souza) • 2007: Brazil (Silva, Deboni, Oliveira, Cielo) • 2011: Brazil (Cielo, Fratus, Santos, Oliveira)
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