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By Johnny Weissmuller (1904 – 1984) , 05/09/22, 6:45PM PDT


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For those of you wondering who Johnny Weissmuller was, here is the detail.  

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (1904 – 1984) was one of the greatest swimmers in history.

JohnnyWeissmullerHe became famous from his film career. In 1929 he made debut on the big screen, but he became world famous for his part as Tarzan in the movie Tarzan, the Apeman from 1932. He played in 12 Tarzan movies, earning the - in his days enormous - amount of 2 million dollars. He also appeared as Jungle Jim in 13 movies baring the same name.

Johnny Weissmuller has never lost a swimming competition in his entire career, became 52 times national champion of the USA and broke 67 world records. He was the first swimmer to swim the 100 meters freestyle in less than 1 minute.

On the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, he won the gold medal on the 100 meter and 400 meter freestyle and on the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay. 4 years later he would add another 2 gold medals (100 meter freestyle and 4 x 200 meter freestyle) on the Olympics in Amsterdam.

He competed with the USA national water polo team on 2 Olympic Games and won the bronze medal on the 1924 Olympics, finishing after France (gold) and Belgium (silver).

He once said: "Water polo's a rough game. That's where I learned to duck. It came in handy when Cheetah started throwing coconuts."

Johnny Weissmuller died in 1984 from a heart condition, lonely and broke after 4 failed marriages.






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