World Record Flashback: When David Wilkie Wowed the World in 200 Breaststroke at 1976 Olympics
Call him the forgotten man. Overlooked. Underappreciated. Lost amid an iconic week by the globe’s premier power. Truthfully, it’s an unfortunate circumstance, although not difficult to understand. With the United States overpowering the men’s competition at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, David Wilkie became an afterthought who deserved much more recognition.
To gain a full perspective of why Wilkie hasn’t received his proper due through the years, we must first examine what the United States pulled off in Montreal. Not only did the Americans win all but one event, they registered nine gold-silver showings and swept the podium in four events. Because we are in an age of greater representation, we’ll never see anything close.
Click here for full story