John Devitt

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John Thomas Devitt, AM (born 4 February 1937) is an Australian sprint freestyle swimmer of the 1950s and 1960s, who won a gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He won in controversial circumstances, being awarded the gold medal despite the timekeepers recording a slower time than the American silver medallist Lance Larson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Devitt has received more than 33,855 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Devitt is the 78th most popular swimmer, the 343rd most popular biography from Australia and the 4th most popular Australian Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, John Devitt ranks 78 out of 392Before him are Sun Yang, Eleanor Garatti, Jim Montgomery, Ethel Lackie, Krisztina Egerszegi, and César Cielo. After him are Carolyn Schuler, Adolph Kiefer, Lynn Burke, Dana Vollmer, Carl Robie, and Charlie Hickcox.

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Among people born in 1937, John Devitt ranks 424Before him are Benjamin Whitrow, Farooq Abdullah, Isabelle Daniels, Donald Dewar, Gus Hutchison, and Bob Boozer. After him are Donnelly Rhodes, Al D'Amato, Elinor Donahue, Thad Cochran, Judy Tegart-Dalton, and James Carlisle.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Devitt ranks 343 out of 790Before him are Mitchell Langerak (1988), John Pyper-Ferguson (1964), Mick Harvey (1958), James Scullin (1876), Louis Mandylor (1966), and Kerry Melville (1947). After him are Shaun Tan (1974), Mark Edmondson (1954), Richard Flanagan (1961), Rachael Taylor (1984), Thomas Blamey (1884), and Gina Rinehart (1954).

Among SWIMMERS In Australia

Among swimmers born in Australia, John Devitt ranks 4Before him are Ian Thorpe (1982), Frederick Lane (1880), and Fanny Durack (1889). After him are Shane Gould (1956), Grant Hackett (1980), Bronte Barratt (1989), Brittany Elmslie (1994), Eamon Sullivan (1985), Kieren Perkins (1973), Stephanie Rice (1988), and Petria Thomas (1975).