Jeffrey Norman Rouse (born February 6, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

Jeff Rouse
Personal information
Full nameJeffrey Norman Rouse
Nickname(s)"Jeff"
National team United States
Born (1970-02-06) February 6, 1970 (age 51)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke
College teamStanford University
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 4x100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta 4x100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 100 m backstroke
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Perth 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1991 Perth 4x100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1994 Rome 4x100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1994 Rome 100 m backstroke
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Tokyo 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1989 Tokyo 4x100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1991 Edmonton 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1991 Edmonton 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1991 Edmonton 4x100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1993 Kobe 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1993 Kobe 4x100 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta 4x100 m medley
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata 4x100 m medley

Rouse represented the United States in two consecutive Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, he won a gold medal swimming for the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, he also received a silver medal for his second-place performance in the men's 100-meter backstroke.[1]

Four years later at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he earned a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. In individual competition, he won another gold medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke.[1]

Rouse is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jeff Rouse Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jeff Rouse (USA). Retrieved October 5, 2012.

External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jeff Rouse". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15.
  • Jeff Rouse (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame


Records
Preceded by Men's 100-meter backstroke
world record-holder (long course)

August 25, 1991 – August 24, 1999
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Men's 50-meter backstroke
world record-holder (short course)

February 12, 1995 – February 28, 1997
Succeeded by