Ronald Crawford (water polo)

Ronald "Ron" Emerson Crawford (December 6, 1939 - December 20, 2015) was an American water polo player who competed in the 1959 Pan American Games, the 1960 Summer Olympics, in the 1964 Summer Olympics, and in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

CareerEdit

Crawford was a member of the American water polo team which took the gold medal in the 1959 Pan American games.[1]

Crawford was a member of the American water polo team which finished seventh in the 1960 tournament. He played six matches and scored five goals.

Four years later, he was eliminated in the first round with the American team in the 1964 Olympic tournament. He played three matches and scored four goals.

At the 1968 Olympic water polo tournament, he finished fifth with the American team. He played all eight matches but did not score a goal.

In 1966, he became a water polo coach at Beverly Hills High School, where he continued to coach until at least the early 1990s.

In 1977, Ronald Crawford was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame.[2][3] In 1983 he became the first American water polo player to be inducted into the international water polo Hall of Fame.

Death and legacyEdit

Ronald Crawford was a Manhattan Beach resident of 53 years, died peacefully on December 20, 2015 surrounded by his family.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Men Water Polo II Pan-American Games 1959 Chicago (USA) - 30.08-06.09 Winner United States". www.todor66.com.
  2. ^ "Ronald Crawford". usawaterpolo.org. USA Water Polo. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees". usawaterpolo.org. USA Water Polo. Retrieved 18 September 2020.

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