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Brent Dennis Lang (born January 25, 1968) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Lang earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[1]

Brent Lang
Personal information
Full nameBrent Dennis Lang
National teamUnited States
Born (1968-01-25) January 25, 1968 (age 51)
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight181 lb (82 kg)
College teamUniversity of Michigan

Lang was a member of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team while attending the University of Michigan.[2] In National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition, he won four NCAA national championships as a Michigan swimmer—twice in the 50-yard freestyle (1989, 1990) and twice in the 100-yard freestyle (1988, 1990).[2][3]

In December 2014, Lang was announced as one of the six recipients of the 2015 Silver Anniversary Awards, presented annually by the NCAA to outstanding former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers. The award is based on both athletic and professional success.[4]

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  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Brent Lang Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b, Men's Swimming & Diving, Michigan Men's Swimming and Diving All-Time NCAA Champions. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  3. ^, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions Archived 2002-02-23 at the Library of Congress Web Archives. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "NCAA honors six former athletes with Silver Anniversary Awards" (Press release). NCAA. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014.

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