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Encyclopedia > Ian Crocker

For the British football commentator, see Ian Crocker (commentator) A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Ian Crocker is a football commentator for Setanta Sports, where his duties have seen him as the lead commentator on Setantas exclusive live coverage of the Scottish Premier League, alongside either Scott Booth or Craig Burley. ...

Medal record
Men's Swimming
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney[1] 4x100 m Medley
Gold 2004 Athens[2] 4x100 m Medley
Silver 2004 Athens 100 m Butterfly
Bronze 2004 Athens 4x100 m Freestyle
World Championships
Silver 2001 Fukuoka 100m Butterfly
Gold 2003 Barcelona 100m Butterfly
Gold 2005 Montreal[3] 100m Butterfly
Gold 2005 Montreal 4x100m Medley
Silver 2005 Montreal 50m Butterfly
Silver 2007 Melbourne[4] 50m Butterfly
Silver 2007 Melbourne 100m Butterfly
World Championships - Short Course
Gold 2004 Indianapolis[5] 50 m butterfly
Gold 2004 Indianapolis 100m Butterfly
Gold 2004 Indianapolis 4x100m Freestyle
Gold 2004 Indianapolis 4x100m Medley
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold 2006 Victoria 100m Butterfly
Gold 2006 Victoria 4x100m Medley

Ian Lowell Crocker (born August 31, 1982 in Portland, Maine) is an American swimmer who won gold medals in both the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics as a member of national team in the 4x100 medley relay. Both teams set world records in the event. He trains six days a week, up to 12 km of swimming per day and is based at the University of Texas at Austin, where he trains alongside fellow world record holders Aaron Peirsol and Brendan Hansen under Eddie Reese. He is an alumnus of Cheverus High School. Swimmer redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, 32 swimming events were contested. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Olympic Aquatic Centre with the athletes competing in 32 events. ... The 2001 World Aquatics Championships or the 9th FINA World Swimming Championships were held in Fukuoka, Japan between 16 July and 29 July 2001. ... Barcelona, Spain was the host city of the X FINA World Aquatics Championships or the 10th FINA World Championships in Aquatics, which were held from July 12 till July 27, 2003. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... The competitive Swimming competition at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships will be held from March 25 to April 1. ... The competitive Swimming competition at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships will be held from March 25 to April 1. ... The 7th FINA Short Course World Championships were held in Indianapolis, USA from October 7 till October 11, 2004. ... The 7th FINA Short Course World Championships were held in Indianapolis, USA from October 7 till October 11, 2004. ... The 7th FINA Short Course World Championships were held in Indianapolis, USA from October 7 till October 11, 2004. ... The 7th FINA Short Course World Championships were held in Indianapolis, USA from October 7 till October 11, 2004. ... The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships is a long course swimming event first held in 1985. ... The tenth edition of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, a long course (50m) event, was held in 2006 in Victoria, Canada, from August 17 to 20. ... The tenth edition of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, a long course (50m) event, was held in 2006 in Victoria, Canada, from August 17 to 20. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Aaron Wells Peirsol (born July 23, 1983 in Irvine, California) is an American competitive swimmer. ... Brendan Joseph Hansen (born August 15, 1981 in Havertown, Pennsylvania) is an American swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke. ... Eddie Reese (born July 23, 1941) is the head mens coach of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming team. ... Cheverus High School is a private Jesuit college preparatory school in Portland, Maine. ...

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Career

Crocker, who specializes in the butterfly, has received four Olympic medals in his career. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, Crocker was a member of the gold medal-winning 400 meter medley relay team and barely missed winning a bronze in the 100 meter butterfly. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he received a bronze medal as a member of the 400 meter freestyle relay team, a silver medal in the 100 meter butterfly, and a gold medal as a member of the world-record setting 400 meter medley relay team (with a split of 50.28). Of the three medals he won at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he is best remembered for his silver, as teammate Michael Phelps overtook him at the very end of the 100 meter butterfly to win the race by .04 seconds. As a result, Phelps qualified for the 400 meter medley relay team. Phelps would eventually decide to give his spot on the relay team to Crocker, as Phelps was exhausted from the amount of races that he entered in those Olympics, and wanted Crocker to win a gold medal himself. The butterfly, (fly for short) is a swimming stroke swum on the breast, with both arms moving simultaneously. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American swimmer and World Record Holder in several events. ...


In addition to his accomplishments at the Olympics, Crocker is the current world record holder in the 100 meter butterfly, with a time of 50.40 set at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal. He is the first man to ever swim under 51 seconds in this event. Crocker, who has set several other world records in the 100 meter butterfly, won two golds and one silver at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships, and two golds and one silver at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships. Recently, Ian has said he is currently focusing on attempting to break 50 seconds in the 100 meter butterfly. At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia , Ian Crocker, who had been in position to derail Phelps in the 100 fly before losing to his rival, dove in too early on an exchange, causing the disqualification of the American team's 4x100 m medley relay. The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Barcelona, Spain was the host city of the X FINA World Aquatics Championships or the 10th FINA World Championships in Aquatics, which were held from July 12 till July 27, 2003. ... The 2007 World Aquatics Championships or the XII FINA World Championships is currently being held in Melbourne, Australia from March 17 to April 1, 2007. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ...


Personal bests

His personal bests are:


Long Course Meters

  • 50 m butterfly: 23.12 (American record)
  • 100 m butterfly: 50.40 (World Record)
  • 50 m freestyle: 22.74
  • 100 m freestyle: 49.06

Short Course Meters

  • 50 m butterfly: 22.71 (American Record)
  • 100 m butterfly: 49.07 (World Record)
  • 50 m freestyle: 21.44
  • 100 m freestyle: 46.25(World Record tied with Roland Schoeman)

Short Course Yards

  • 50 y butterfly: 20.57 (split from 100 y)
  • 100 y butterfly: 44.72 (American Record)
  • 50 y freestyle: 19.11
  • 100 y freestyle: 41.68
  • 200 y freestyle: 1:35.43
  • 500 y freestyle: 4:32.37

Other interests

Crocker enjoys playing the guitar, after receiving his first guitar in the eighth grade. He currently owns two electric and two acoustic guitars. He also has a passion for cars. He prefers McDonald's french fries over Burger King's. He's also got an iPhone.


See also

The first World Record in the Mens 100 metres Freestyle in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1905. ... The first World Record in the 100 metres Butterfly in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1957, for both men and women. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ ESPN Sydney Swimming. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ 2004 Olympic Games swimming results. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  3. ^ Montreal 2005 Results. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  4. ^ 12th FINA World Championships. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  5. ^ Montreal 2005 Results. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
Records
Preceded by
Flag of the United States Michael Phelps
Men's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

July 26, 2003
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Flag of Russia Alexander Popov (RUS)
Men's 100 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

March 27, 2004January 22, 2005
Succeeded by
Flag of South Africa Roland Schoeman (RSA)
Preceded by
Flag of Yugoslavia Milorad Čavić
Men's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

March 26, 2004
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Phelps had the chance to break that record in the 2004 Athens Olympics by competing in eight swimming events: the 200m freestyle, the 100m butterfly, the 200m butterfly, the 100m backstroke, the 200m backstroke, the 200m individual medley, the 400m individual medley, the 4x100m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay.
Unfortunately, his 4x100m freestyle relay team only won a bronze medal due to a disappointing effort by teammate Ian Crocker, and he personally placed for bronze in the 200m freestyle.
The American medley team went on to win the event in world record time, and since he had raced in a preliminary heat of the medley relay, Phelps was also awarded a gold medal along with the team members that competed in the final.
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