Thompson Mann

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Mann (right) at the 1964 Olympics

Harold Thompson Mann (December 1, 1942 – April 4, 2019) was an American swimmer. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. At that Olympic Games, he won a gold medal for swimming the lead-off backstroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the 4 x 100-meter medley relay. He and his relay teammates Bill Craig (breaststroke), Fred Schmidt (butterfly) and Steve Clark set a new world record of 3:58.4. Mann also set an individual world record in the 100-meter backstroke swimming his leg (59.6 seconds). He was born in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mann died on April 4, 2019, at the age of 76.[1]

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  1. Wigo, Bruce (April 5, 2019). "Passages: 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist Thompson Mann, 76". Swimming World News. Retrieved April 14, 2019.

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