Jack Medica

1914 - 1985

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Jack Chapman Medica (October 5, 1914 – April 15, 1985) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Medica won a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle and set a new Olympic record at 4:44.5, joining Adolph Kiefer as the only American swimmers to win a gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle, recording a final time of 19:34.0. Medica also received a second silver medal as a member of the runner-up U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Medica has received more than 18,238 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Medica is the 66th most popular swimmer, the 9,548th most popular biography from United States and the 21st most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Jack Medica ranks 66 out of 392Before him are Norman Ross, Jimmy McLane, Bill Mulliken, Ilona Novák, Gunnar Larsson, and Michael Gross. After him are Ada Kok, Mike Burton, Felipe Muñoz, Andrea Pollack, Chris von Saltza, and Sun Yang.

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Among people born in 1914, Jack Medica ranks 308Before him are Grete Mostny, Ward Kimball, Bob Gerard, František Čapek, Julie Bishop, and Andrea Leeds. After him are Hans Theilig, Hank Snow, Hillary Brooke, B. R. Chopra, Sam Hanks, and Begum Akhtar. Among people deceased in 1985, Jack Medica ranks 214Before him are C. B. van Niel, Andy Stanfield, Nicholas Colasanto, Dragomir Tošić, Leatrice Joy, and Dan White. After him are Phil Silvers, Harold Whitlock, Emerson Spencer, Carlos P. Romulo, William Stevenson, and Saunders Lewis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Medica ranks 9,548 out of 15,968Before him are Dick Durbin (1944), Kerri Walsh Jennings (1978), Joakim Noah (1985), Robert Benchley (1889), Grace Cunard (1893), and Robert L. Stewart (1942). After him are Joan D. Vinge (1948), Eben Moglen (1959), Barbara Mikulski (1936), Wilfred Hudson Osgood (1875), John L. Phillips (1951), and Ernie Banks (1931).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Jack Medica ranks 21Before him are Albina Osipowich (1911), Ford Konno (1933), Wally Ris (1924), Norman Ross (1895), Jimmy McLane (1930), and Bill Mulliken (1939). After him are Chris von Saltza (1944), Eleanor Garatti (1909), Jim Montgomery (1955), Ethel Lackie (1907), Carolyn Schuler (1943), and Adolph Kiefer (1918).