Perry MCGILLIVRAY

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Stockholm 1912
  • Year of Birth
    1893
Olympic Results

Biography

Perry MCGILLIVRAY

Perry McGillivray was a top-class swimmer and water polo player for 20 years. Between 1908 and 1927 he won 16 AAU individual titles, was on 13 winning relay teams, and was seven times a member of the Illinois AC team that won the AAU water polo championship. He played water polo at the 1920 Olympics and was coach to the U.S. water polo team at the 1928 Games. McGillivray invented the lob shot, and with Harry Hebner, did much to revolutionize the game. Although Perry McGillivray was always more concerned with winning than with fast times, he set nine U.S. records and, when he won his Olympic gold medal in 1920, he shared in a new world relay record.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

#4
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming
G
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#6
Water Polo
Water Polo Water Polo
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

#3 h3 r3/4
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
S
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#DNS
400 metres Freestyle
400 metres Freestyle Swimming

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