Passages: Triple Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Hickcox, 63

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.