Maps of World
Current, Credible, Consistent
Home / Olympics / Great Olympians / Aquatics / Mathew Biondi – Famous Swimmer

Mathew Biondi – Famous Swimmer

Full Name: Matthew Nicholas Biondi, popularly known as Matt Biondi

Date of Birth: 8 th October, 1965

Country: The United States

Sport involved in: Aquatics—Swimming

Achievements made by Matt Biondi:

  • Gold Medal in 4X100 meter freestyle relay event in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 50 meter freestyle event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 100 meter freestyle event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 4X100 meter freestyle relay event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 4X200 meter freestyle relay event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 4X100 meter medley relay event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Silver Medal in 100 meter butterfly event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Bronze Medal in 200 meter freestyle event in the 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 4X100 meter freestyle relay event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Gold Medal in 4X100 meter medley relay event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Silver Medal in 50 meter freestyle event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Career: Mathew Biondi started his aquatics career as a swimmer and water polo player in Moraga, California. His incredible abilities as a swimmer emerged as he moved to his teens. However, Biondi did not start swimming year-round until he was at Campolindo High School. There he was the top sprinter swimmer with a National High School record in the 50 yard freestyle event. In 1984, Biondi qualified for the US 4X100 meter freestyle relay team for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. There the US team won the Olympic title. The first individual swimming world record was made by Biondi in 1985. He was the first man to swim the 100-meter freestyle faster than 49 seconds. By 1988, Biondi owned the record of ten fastest times in that event. He won a total of 24 U.S. Championships in the 50 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter freestyle events, and 100 meter butterfly event. In two World Championships in 1986 and 1991, Biondi won 11 medals including six Gold. In his swimming career, Biondi had received many awards—the UPI Sportsman of the year, the USOC Sportsman of the year and the Swimming World magazine Male Swimmer of the World in 1986 and 1988. He was also the Sullivan Award finalist. Biondi is also a member of the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame.

    Performance at the Olympics: Matt Biondi was the US Olympic swimmer in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Summer Games. He won a total of 11 medals in the Summer Olympics. In the 1988 Summer Games, Biondi became the second swimmer after Mark Spitz, to hold seven swimming titles in one Olympics. He won five Gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal in the swimming events. Biondi set world records in four of the events in which he won Gold medals in the Games. In his Olympic swimming career, Biondi has won eight Gold medals.















    Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

    Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

    In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

    Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


    Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

    French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

    FAQs and Answers on History and Geography

    For further info please get in touch with
    Bill Spicer Executive VP, MapXL
    For US Queries
      (408) 637-0064   bill@mapxl.com