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Pablo Morales and Gold Medal Mel Stewart

By September 18, 2008No Comments

Just a quick little interview I though I would share conducted by Mel Stewart,  1992 200 meter butterfly Gold Medalist in the 200 meter butterfly with my old teammate and friend Pablo Morales, the winningest swimmer in NCAA history, 2 time Olympian and multiple world record holder.

Pablo and I not only swam together at Stanford, we completed our final year at Cornell Law School together when he returned after his historic swimming comeback when he won the Gold Medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in the 100 meter butterfly.
Pablo is now the head women’s swimming coach at the University of Nebraska and is also a partner in FINIS, the swim training manufacturer that produces the monofin and center-mount snorkel (as well as an assortment of other great swim training products) that have both become integral training tools.
Pablo was not only the Michael Phelps of his day (as well as a huge influence on Phelps himself), he is a first rate class act guy.
Click HERE to view Pablo’s Gold Medal winning 100 meter butterfly at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  After a celebrated 1984 Olympics in which he fell short of an individual Olympic Gold Medal, Pablo overtrained in 1988 and failed to make the Olympic Team, shocking the swimming world0.  He retired from the sport and headed to Cornell Law School, only deciding to attempt a comeback after 2 years of sedentary studies when his mother fell ill and passed away.  Miraculously, he not only made the team in 1992, he won his first Olympic individual Gold, staging one of the greatest comebacks in Olympic history.

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