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Daniels, Charles Meldrumlocked

(24 March 1885–09 August 1973)
  • Bill Mallon

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Daniels, Charles Meldrum (24 March 1885–09 August 1973), swimmer, was born in Dayton, Ohio. Nothing is known of his parentage or early education. His Olympic career began at the 1904 Games in St. Louis, Missouri, where he won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal. The gold medals came for his performances in the 220-yard freestyle, the 440-yard freestyle, and on the winning 4 ×  50-yard freestyle relay team; the silver medal was won in the 100-yard freestyle, behind Hungary’s Zoltán von Halmay; and the bronze was earned in the 50-yard freestyle behind von Halmay and the American J. Scott Leary. Daniels also competed in the Intercalated Olympics of 1906 in Athens, where he won the 100-meter freestyle. He defended that title at the 1908 Olympics in London and added another bronze medal in the 4 ×  200-meter freestyle relay....

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