William Melvin Smith, Jr. (May 16, 1924 – February 8, 2013) was an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and a former world record-holder in four events. He was one of the most successful competitive swimmers in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, Smith won gold medals in the men's 400-meter freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay. At one time, Smith held all of the world records in freestyle swimming events between the 200-meter and 1,000-meter distances.

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  • William Smith (* 16. Mai 1924 in Pu'unene, Hawaii; † 8. Februar 2013) war ein US-amerikanischer Schwimmer. Er wurde bei den Olympischen Spielen 1948 in London sowohl über 400 m Freistil als auch mit der 4×200 m Freistilstaffel Olympiasieger. Im Jahr 1966 wurde er in die Ruhmeshalle des internationalen Schwimmsports aufgenommen. (de)
  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir William Smith. William Melvin Smith, Jr., dit Bill Smith, né le 16 mai 1924 à Honolulu et décédé le 8 février 2013, est un ancien nageur américain. Aux Jeux olympiques d'été de 1948, il a remporté deux médailles d'or. (fr)
  • Specializzato nello stile libero ha vinto due medaglie d'oro, nei 400 m sl e nella staffetta 4x200 m sl ai Giochi olimpici di Londra 1948. È stato primatista mondiale sulle distanze dei 200 m, 400 m e 800 m sl e della staffetta 4x200 m sl. (it)
  • William Melvin Smith, Jr. (May 16, 1924 – February 8, 2013) was an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and a former world record-holder in four events. He was one of the most successful competitive swimmers in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. Smith was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, of mixed Irish and Hawaiian ancestry. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and swam for the Ohio State Buckeyes swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. As a college swimmer, he was undefeated in three years of dual meet competition, and was a four-time All-American. He set seven world records and won fourteen U.S. national championships: seven NCAA, six AAU indoor and one AAU outdoor. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, Smith won gold medals in the men's 400-meter freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay. At one time, Smith held all of the world records in freestyle swimming events between the 200-meter and 1,000-meter distances. Smith was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1966. He died February 8, 2013; he was 88 years old. (en)
  • William Melvin "Bill" Smith, Jr. (Puʻunene, 16 de maio de 1924) é um ex-nadador norte-americano, ganhador de duas medalhas de ouro nos Jogos Olímpicos de Londres em 1948. Aprendeu a nadar numa vala de irrigação de uma plantação de açúcar no Havaí. Entre 1943 e 1949 ele venceu sete títulos da NCAA e foi um membro da equipe de revezamento vencedora em 1947. Smith ganhou um total de 15 campeonatos da AAU e seu melhor ano foi 1942, quando bateu um recorde mundial e dois recordes americanos. Ao todo, ele estabeleceu sete recordes mundiais em 1941 e 1942. Bill Smith foi também capitão dos guardas dos surfistas na praia de Waikiki, e mais tarde serviu como diretor de segurança na água, no departamento de parques e recreação em Honolulu. Foi recordista mundial dos 200 metros livres entre 1944 e 1946, dos 400 metros livres entre 1941 e 1947, e dos 800 metros livres entre 1941 e 1949. (pt)
  • William Melvin "Bill" Smith (ur. 16 maja 1924), amerykański pływak. Dwukrotny złoty medalista olimpijski z Londynu. Specjalizował się w stylu dowolnym. Indywidualnie triumfował na dystansie 400 metrów kraulem. Po drugie złoto sięgnął w sztafecie 4x200 m w tym stylu (rekord świata), obok niego płynęli: Walter Ris, James McLane i Wallace Wolf. Odnosił sukcesy w NCAA, zdobywał tytuły w innych zawodach. Siedmiokrotnie bił rekordy świata. W 1966 został przyjęty do International Swimming Hall of Fame. (pl)
  • Уильям "Билл" Мелвин Смит мл. (англ. William "Bill" Melvin Smith, Jr.; 16 мая 1924, Гонолулу, Гавайи, США — 8 февраля 2013, там же) — американский пловец, двукратный чемпион летних Олимпийских игр в Лондоне (1948). (ru)
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  • William Smith (* 16. Mai 1924 in Pu'unene, Hawaii; † 8. Februar 2013) war ein US-amerikanischer Schwimmer. Er wurde bei den Olympischen Spielen 1948 in London sowohl über 400 m Freistil als auch mit der 4×200 m Freistilstaffel Olympiasieger. Im Jahr 1966 wurde er in die Ruhmeshalle des internationalen Schwimmsports aufgenommen. (de)
  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir William Smith. William Melvin Smith, Jr., dit Bill Smith, né le 16 mai 1924 à Honolulu et décédé le 8 février 2013, est un ancien nageur américain. Aux Jeux olympiques d'été de 1948, il a remporté deux médailles d'or. (fr)
  • Specializzato nello stile libero ha vinto due medaglie d'oro, nei 400 m sl e nella staffetta 4x200 m sl ai Giochi olimpici di Londra 1948. È stato primatista mondiale sulle distanze dei 200 m, 400 m e 800 m sl e della staffetta 4x200 m sl. (it)
  • William Melvin "Bill" Smith (ur. 16 maja 1924), amerykański pływak. Dwukrotny złoty medalista olimpijski z Londynu. Specjalizował się w stylu dowolnym. Indywidualnie triumfował na dystansie 400 metrów kraulem. Po drugie złoto sięgnął w sztafecie 4x200 m w tym stylu (rekord świata), obok niego płynęli: Walter Ris, James McLane i Wallace Wolf. Odnosił sukcesy w NCAA, zdobywał tytuły w innych zawodach. Siedmiokrotnie bił rekordy świata. W 1966 został przyjęty do International Swimming Hall of Fame. (pl)
  • Уильям "Билл" Мелвин Смит мл. (англ. William "Bill" Melvin Smith, Jr.; 16 мая 1924, Гонолулу, Гавайи, США — 8 февраля 2013, там же) — американский пловец, двукратный чемпион летних Олимпийских игр в Лондоне (1948). (ru)
  • William Melvin Smith, Jr. (May 16, 1924 – February 8, 2013) was an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and a former world record-holder in four events. He was one of the most successful competitive swimmers in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England, Smith won gold medals in the men's 400-meter freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay. At one time, Smith held all of the world records in freestyle swimming events between the 200-meter and 1,000-meter distances. (en)
  • William Melvin "Bill" Smith, Jr. (Puʻunene, 16 de maio de 1924) é um ex-nadador norte-americano, ganhador de duas medalhas de ouro nos Jogos Olímpicos de Londres em 1948. Aprendeu a nadar numa vala de irrigação de uma plantação de açúcar no Havaí. Entre 1943 e 1949 ele venceu sete títulos da NCAA e foi um membro da equipe de revezamento vencedora em 1947. Smith ganhou um total de 15 campeonatos da AAU e seu melhor ano foi 1942, quando bateu um recorde mundial e dois recordes americanos. Ao todo, ele estabeleceu sete recordes mundiais em 1941 e 1942. Bill Smith foi também capitão dos guardas dos surfistas na praia de Waikiki, e mais tarde serviu como diretor de segurança na água, no departamento de parques e recreação em Honolulu. (pt)
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  • Смит, Уильям (пловец) (ru)
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