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Mike Troy

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Mike Troy
Troy in 1960
Personal information
Full nameMichael Francis Troy
National teamUnited States
Born(1940-10-03)October 3, 1940
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
DiedAugust 3, 2019(2019-08-03) (aged 78)
Arizona, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubIndianapolis Athletic Club
College teamIndiana University
Medal record
Representing the United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome 4×200 m freestyle
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1959 Chicago 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1959 Chicago 200 m butterfly

Michael Francis Troy (October 3, 1940 – August 3, 2019) was an American swimmer. He was a two-time Olympic champion, and world record-holder in three events.

Troy broke the world record in the 200-meter butterfly six consecutive times before it was taken over by fellow American swimmer Carl Robie in 1961. In 1971 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Troy died on August 3, 2019 in Arizona at the age of 78.[1]


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  1. "1960 US Olympic Gold Medalist Mike Troy Dies at 78". 3 August 2019.