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Passages: Triple Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Hickcox, 63 -- June 15, 2010

SAN DIEGO, California, June 15. CHARLIE Hickcox, who won three gold medals and a silver at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, passed away from cancer today at the age of 63.

Hickcox helped set a world record in the men's 400 medley relay in Mexico, while also sweeping the 200 and 400 IMs with the 200 victory by way of an Olympic record. Hickcox also finished second in the 100 backstroke. The peak of Hickcox's swimming career occurred between 1967 and 1968 when he set eight world records within 16 months.


Collegiately, Hickcox won seven NCAA individual titles and helped Indiana to a pair of its NCAA team titles. Hickcox also captured nine AAU crowns and won a pair of gold medals at the Pan American Games.


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June 15, 2010 Oh my God! What a HUGE inspiration and role model he was to so many youngsters and Olympic hopefuls. Charlie had the distinction of coaching his younger brother to the national championship long course title for the 100 meter freestyle back in 1974 in Concord, California. He will be missed.
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June 15, 2010 One of the greats... he was my favorite swimmer at age 8 and 9. Rest in peace, Mr. Hickox, you will be remembered well.
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