Gary Hall, Jr.
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Gary Hall, Jr.

Three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004); 10-time Olympic medalist (5 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes) Atlanta 1996, gold (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100 medley), silver (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) Sydney 2000, gold (50 freestyle, 4x100 medley), silver (4x100 freestyle), bronze (100 freestyle) Athens 2004, gold (50 freestyle), bronze (4x100 freestyle relay)

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    Gary Hall, Jr.


    Phoenix, AZ


    Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix, Ariz.)

    Son of Gary Hall, Sr….Father is a three-time Olympian and Olympic medalist...He and his father are the first father-son duo to compete, and medal, in three Olympic Games each...Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1999 and became an outspoken advocate for diabetes care...Known for his flashy pre-race routine of shadow boxing and muscle-flexing...His red, white and blue boxing robe is enshrined in the International Swimming Hall of Fame...Served as a diabetes health consultant and a board member of the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute...Has two children.

    Gary Hall, Jr. is a three-time Olympian and 10-time Olympic medalist. He held two world records in relay events throughout his career. Born in Cincinnati, Hall was introduced to swimming by his father, Gary Hall, Sr., who competed in three Olympic Games. At the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, Hall won two individual silver medals and two team relay gold medals. His Olympic success continued at the Sydney 2000 Games, winning his first individual gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle, while also winning three more medals at the 2000 Games. He defended his 50 freestyle title at the Athens 2004 Games, as the oldest American male Olympic swimmer since 1924. Hall won the humanitarian award at the 2004 Golden Goggle Awards and has became a spokesman for diabetes after his own diagnosis.
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