Doc Counsilman: Making Waves

Gary Hall

Gary HallGary Hall won championships in butterfly, breaststroke, and freestyle.

He won three Olympic medals in three different events in three successive Olympics. Hall won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley in 1968. In 1972 he took second place in the 200-meter butterfly. In 1976, Hall won a bronze medal in the 100-meter butterfly. In Montreal, Gary Hall was elected to be the American flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic team.

Hall was the first person to break the 4 minute mark in the individual medley.

His accomplishments at Indiana University are numerous. Hall was NCAA Champion in 400-yard individual medley in 1970; 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley, and 400-yard individual medley in 1971; 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard individual medley in 1972; and 200-yard butterfly, 800-yard free relay in 1973. He was a 23 time All-American, a member of 1970-73 NCAA Championship teams, and a member of 1970-73 Big Ten Championship teams.

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