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U.S. Olympic swiming coach Counsilman dies
www.chinaview.cn 2004-01-05 19:51:19

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- Former U.S. Olympic coach James 'Doc' Counsilman died aged 83 on Sunday in Bloomington, according to a local report here today.

    Considered as one of the best coaches in the sport, 60 of Counsilman's swimmers went on to be Olympians, including Mark Spitz, who claimed a record seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich Games.

    He coached the 1964 and 1976 Olympic teams. During those Games,U.S. swimmers captured 48 medals -- 17 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze.

    Counsilman was inducted into the International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1976. Enditem

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