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Jerome Alan Heidenreich (February 4, 1950 – April 18, 2002) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, where he received gold medals in the 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[2] He received a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle, and a bronze medal in 100-meter butterfly.

Jerry Heidenreich
Mark Spitz and Jerry Heidenreich 1972.jpg
Mark Spitz and Jerry Heidenreich (right) at the 1972 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameJerome Alan Heidenreich
Nickname(s)"Jerry", "The Poet"
National teamUnited States
Born(1950-02-04)February 4, 1950
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.[1]
DiedApril 18, 2002(2002-04-18) (aged 52)
Paris, Texas, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
College teamSouthern Methodist University

He set six world records during his swimming career, all as a relay team member.

Heidenreich was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1992.[3]

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  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jerry Heidenreich". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15.
  2. ^ "1972 Olympics – München, Germany – Swimming" Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Jerry Heidenreich (USA). Retrieved March 18, 2015.