Troy, Mike

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Name
Troy, Mike Gender: M
Michael Francis Troy
born on 3 October 1940 at 12:06 (= 12:06 PM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°22' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°48 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°49'



Mike Troy (1960)

Biography

American competition swimmer, a two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.

The peak of Troy's swimming career occurred between 1959 and 1960 while he was coached by Doc Counsilman of the Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team at Indiana University. At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, he won his first gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay. Individually, he won a second gold with his first-place finish in the men's 200-metre butterfly—his signature event.

Troy broke the world record in the 200-metre butterfly six consecutive times before it was taken over by fellow American swimmer Carl Robie in 1961. In 1971 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

After college, Troy became a U.S. naval officer and completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs (BUD/S) training. He was awarded the Silver Star award for his combat service during the Vietnam War.

After retiring from military service Troy settled in the San Diego area where he worked as a real estate agent and swimming coach. His trainees included Mike Stamm. Troy was co-owner of the Gold Medal Swim School in Chandler, Arizona, with two time Olympic coach Mike Walker. Mike Troy served as Chairman of the International Section of the Olympic Committee and Vice President of the American Swimming Coaches Association. Mike was the National Director of the USA Paralympic Swimming Team. He accompanied the team to Athens, Greece in September 2004 where the USA Paralympic team won numerous medals.

Troy died early on the morning of 3 August 2019 in Arizona at the age of 78 [1].

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with McKinney, Frank (born 3 November 1938). Notes: Swim teammates, 1959 Pan American Games
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Rose, Murray (born 6 January 1939). Notes: Swim opponents, 1960 Olympics 4×200 m freestyle

Events

  • Work : Prize 1 September 1960 (Olympic Gold medal in men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay, Rome)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 2 September 1960 (Olympic Gold medal in 200 m butterfly, Rome)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 6 ft 1 in/ 1.85 m)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (170 lb/ 77 kg)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Real estate (Agent)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Vietnam War)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Naval officer)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Silver Star)
  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming (Butterfly)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Swim coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (International Swimming)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (2 Gold)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (World record-holder in three swimming events)