|Full name Gary Abraham|
College team University of Miami
Weight 64 kg
Strokes Backstroke, butterfly
Height 1.75 m
National team Great Britain
Name Gary Abraham
|Born 8 January 1959 (age 56) (1959-01-08) Southampton, England|
Club Southampton Swimming Club
Olympic medals Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay
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Gary Abraham (born 8 January 1959) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and FINA world championships, as well as England in the Commonwealth games, during the 1970s and early 1980s. Abraham was an Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games medallist.
As a 17-year-old, Abraham represented Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. He competed in the 100-metre backstroke, and swam the backstroke leg for the British team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4x100-metre medley relay.
Abraham represented England at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, winning silver medals in the 100-metre backstroke and the 4x100-metre medley relay.
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, he earned a bronze medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the third-place British team in the 4×100-metre medley relay. He was the first swimmer to utilize the rule permitting swimmers to swim 15 metres underwater at start of certain events.
Abraham retired from competitive swimming in 1983. He currently coaches at Eastleigh Swimming Club.