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Chris Thompson (swimmer)

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Nickname(s)  "Chris"
Role  Swimmer
Strokes  Freestyle swimming
Name  Chris Thompson
Education  University of Michigan
Sport  Swimming
Weight  84 kg
National team  United States
Height  1.96 m

Full name  Christopher Lee Thompson
Born  November 30, 1978 (age 37) (1978-11-30) Roseburg, Oregon
College team  Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving
Olympic medals  Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

Christopher Lee Thompson (born November 30, 1978) is an American former competition swimmer who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle. He was the second American swimmer to break the 15-minute mark in the 1,500-meter freestyle, and held the American record for four years.

He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team from 1997 to 2001. Both at Michigan and as a post-graduate, Chris swam under coach Jon Urbanchek from 1997 to 2004. He held the NCAA and American records in the 1,650-yard freestyle for eleven years.

Currently, he coaches the Plymouth Canton Cruisers swim team in Plymouth, Michigan.


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