Today in 1972: ISHOF Honor Swimmer Roland Matthes wins GOLD in Munich
|Swimmer Roland Matthes
- On this day in Swimming History:
- September 2, 1972: East German swimmer Roland Matthes wraps up the Olympic backstroke double with a world record 2:02.82 in the 200m in Munich, having already won the 100m in Olympic record time.
The world of swimming sadly lost Matthes last year, at the age of 69, after a brief illness.