Bob Windle (born 1944) is a former Australian freestyle swimmer. He won
the 1500 m freestyle and took bronze in the 4 × 100 m freestyle
relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and silver and bronze in the
4 × 200 m and 4 × 100 m freestyle relays respectively at the
1968 Summer Olympics. He is the only male swimmer to represent Australia
at the Olympics in all freestyle distances from 100 m to 1500 m.
During his career, Windle set six world records, won six Commonwealth
Games gold medals, and won 19 Australian Championships in all distances
from 220 yd to 1650 yd. He won his first national title in 1961 and
made his international debut at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth
Games. After the 1964 Olympics, Windle enrolled at Indiana University,
and converted to sprint swimming. He competed in the 1966 British Empire
and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, winning three competitions,
all in world record times. He competed in his second Olympics in Mexico
City in 1968, racing the 100 m and 200 m freestyle and the corresponding
relays. He retired after the games and worked for Allis-Chalmers in the
United States, before being transferred to their Australian division.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Windle>
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