John Mauer NELSON

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1948
Olympic Results

Biography

John Mauer NELSON

After winning his first Olympic medal in 1964, John Nelson of Yale won his only AAU title in 1965 and set a world record for the 400 metre freestyle the following year. Nelson recorded 4:11.8 for the 400 free on 18 August 1966, a record which was broken later in the day by Don Schollander, who recorded 4:11.6. Apart from his three Olympic medals, John Nelson was an Olympic finalist in the 400 freestyle in 1964 and 1968, and in 1968 he was a finalist in the 1,500 freestyle. He also won a gold in the 4×200 free relay at the 1967 Universiade.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

B
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
#6
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
#8
1,500 metres Freestyle
1,500 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#5
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming
S
1,500 metres Freestyle
1,500 metres Freestyle Swimming