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Tom Ponting

Tom Ponting
Personal information
Full name Thomas John Ponting
Nickname(s) "Tom"
National team  Canada
Born (1965-01-28) January 28, 1965
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
College team University of Calgary

Thomas John Ponting (born January 28, 1965) is a former competitive swimmer from Canada who specialized in the butterfly stroke. Ponting competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for Canada starting in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. At every occasion he won a medal with the men's 4×100 m medley relay team: two silver and one bronze.

At the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) swimming championships in 1989, Ponting broke the world and Canadian records in the 100-metre butterfly, with a time of 52.62 seconds. The record still stands as the CIS record.

Ponting is the only swimmer in Canadian history to win three Olympic medals in three different Olympic Games (1992, 1988 and 1984).

World Record Short Course:
4×100 m medley relay (1991) 4×100 m medley relay (1992)
100 m butterfly - 52.62 (1989)

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