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Gary Ilman

Born: Aug 13, 1943

Birthplace: Glendale

Nationality: United States

Gary Ilman

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1943
Birth Place : Glendale

Gary Steven Ilman is an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder in two relay events. Ilman made his international swimming debut as a member of the U.S. national swimming team at the 1963 Pan American Games in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He was a member of the U.S. squad that won the gold medal in the men's 4x200-metre freestyle relay, together with his American teammates Richard McDonough, David Lyons and Ed Townsend. Ilman represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he won gold medals as a member of the first-place U.S. teams in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay and men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay. In both freestyle relay events, Ilman and his American teammates broke existing world records. Steve Clark, Mike Austin, Ilman and Don Schollander set a new world record of 3:33.2 in the 4x100; then Clark, Roy Saari, Ilman and Schollander set a new world mark of 7:52.1 in the 4x200. In individual competition, he finished fourth in the 400-metre freestyle event final.

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