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Bob McGregor
British swimmer, Olympic silver medallist

Bob McGregor

Bob McGregor
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Intro British swimmer, Olympic silver medallist
A.K.A. Robert Bilsand McGregor, Bobby McGregor
Is Athlete Swimmer
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 April 1944, Falkirk, Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 78 years
Father: David McGregor
The details (from wikipedia)


Robert Bilsand McGregor, MBE (born 3 April 1944), nicknamed the "Falkirk Flyer", is a Scottish former competitive swimmer who competed in eight events at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 100-metre freestyle in 1964, and finished fourth in the 100-metre freestyle and 4×100-metre freestyle relay in 1968. He was a second favourite for the 1963 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. In 2002 he was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. Olympic selectors could not believe that he trained in a 25-metre pool in Falkirk when the selectors arrived to critique him prior to the Tokyo Olympics.

McGregor competed at the 1962 and 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal on each occasion in the 110-yard reestyle.

He retired from swimming in 1968 and now works as an architect in Glasgow. He lives in Helensburgh with his wife and family. His father, David McGregor, was an Olympic water polo player.

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