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Photograph – Digital File

Dan Thompson

Swimming

Photograph of Thompson in the pool celebrating after he just tied the men’s 100m butterfly world record with a time of 53.17 seconds. Thompson tied this record during the 1983 Canadian Winter Swimming Nationals in British Columbia and remembers it as, “an incredible moment for me one of those rare peak performances- an amazing second 50!”

SPECIFICATIONS

Object #
SH2017.2.19

Description
Coloured photograph of Thompson in the pool cheering with his arm extended into the air. Other competitors are still in their lanes beside him.

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Material
Digital property

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