Pablo Morales

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Pablo Morales
Personal information
Full namePedro Pablo Morales, Jr.
Nationality United States
Born(1964-12-05) December 5, 1964 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
Stroke(s)Butterfly, freestyle
College teamStanford University
 
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Pablo Morales
Personal information
Full namePedro Pablo Morales, Jr.
Nationality United States
Born(1964-12-05) December 5, 1964 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
Stroke(s)Butterfly, freestyle
College teamStanford University

Pedro Pablo Morales, Jr. (born December 5, 1964) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, and former world record-holder. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, in San Jose, California under the supervision of Larry Rogers. He won a relay gold and two silver medals swimming butterfly at the 1984 Summer Olympics and set the world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the Olympic Trials that year as well as setting relay records with teammates Rick Carey, Steve Lundquist and Rowdy Gaines.

However, in 1988 on the heels of a record 11th NCAA individual championship at Stanford University, he failed to qualify for the 1988 Summer Olympics. After briefly retiring from the sport to pursue a law degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, he returned to the Olympics in 1992 as the team captain and captured gold in the 100-meter butterfly, becoming the oldest swimmer to win an Olympic medal. He is currently the head women's swimming and diving coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Records
Preceded by
United States Matt Gribble
Men's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

June 26, 1984 – July 30, 1984
Succeeded by
West Germany Michael Gross
Preceded by
West Germany Michael Gross
Men's 100-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

June 23, 1986 – August 23, 1995
Succeeded by
Russia Denis Pankratov