On This Day

Matt Biondi

Profession: Swimmer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won 8 gold medals in swimming across the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games.

Born: October 8, 1965
Birthplace: Moraga, California, USA
Age: 55 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1988-08-10 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • 1988-09-21 Suriname swimmer Anthony Nesty wins 100m butterfly at the Seoul Olympics; Suriname's first gold; first black to win individual Olympic swim gold medal; thwarts Matt Biondi's attempt at 7 gold medals
  • 1988-09-22 American swimmer Matt Biondi wins the blue ribband 100m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 48.63 at the Seoul Games; beats countryman Chris Jacobs & St├ęphan Caron of France
  • 1988-09-23 Americans Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi swim world record 3:16.53 to win 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the Seoul Olympics
  • 1988-09-24 American swimmer Matt Biondi sets world record 22.14 to win the 50m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; his 4th of 5 gold medals for the Games
  • 1988-09-25 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team

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