Bill Smith, ’48 Olympic Champ, Passes Away

Obituary: Bill Smith, the 1948 London Olympic Games gold medalist in the 400m freestyle and 4x200m free for the US, has passed away. He was generally considered the World’s outstanding swimmer from 1941 to 1949. Smith’s greatest years coincided with the Second World War. After watching him shatter world records in the 200, 400 and…

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Obituary: Bill Smith, the 1948 London Olympic Games gold medalist in the 400m freestyle and 4x200m free for the US, has passed away. He was generally considered the World’s outstanding swimmer from 1941 to 1949. Smith’s greatest years coincided with the Second World War. After watching him shatter world records in the 200, 400 and… […]

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