David Wilkie

Great Britain

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Sport:
Swimming
Olympics:
1972 Munich, 1976 Montreal
Medals:
1 gold & 2 silver

British swimmer David Wilkie broke the American domination of Olympic swimming when, at the 1976 Montreal Games he won gold in the 200m breast stroke.

His dipping breaststroke style was imitated by a generation of male and female Olympic swimmers who followed him.

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