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Bowe Becker
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born July 7, 1997 (1997-07-07) (age 24)
Chicago
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Bowe Becker is an American professional swimmer. He won an Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics as part of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, swimming in the prelims and the final. He swims in the International Swimming League on the team Tokyo Frog Kings.

Early life and education

Becker graduated from Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, then moved to Reno, Nevada in 2015 with his family.

International career

2020

Becker took a six month retirement from swimming in 2020 in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic and instead chose to wait tables at a lodge in Reno, Nevada.

2021

2020 US Olympic Trials

Becker placed fifth in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2020 US Olympic Team Trials with a time of 48.22, which qualified him for the 2020 Olympic Games in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

In the final of the 50-meter freestyle on June 20, he swam a 21.78 and ranked fourth overall, finishing five hundredths of a second after third place finisher Nathan Adrian.

2020 Summer Olympics

See also: Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics
2020 Summer Olympics
Gold 4×100 m freestyle 3:08.97

Becker raced in the prelims of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan alongside Zach Apple, Brooks Curry, and Blake Pieroni, finishing second overall and advancing to the final. In the final, Caeleb Dressel substituted in for Curry and the relay finished first with a time of 3:08.97 and won the gold medal, with Becker splitting a 47.44. The relay's final time was the third fastest swim in the event in history. Becker was the seventh University of Minnesota Golden Gopher to win a medal at an Olympic Games.

International Swimming League

For the 2021 International Swimming League, Becker was selected to the roster of team Tokyo Frog Kings.

Personal best times

Long course meters (50 m pool)

Event Time Meet Location Date Ref
50 m freestyle 21.78 2020 US Olympic Trials Omaha, Nebraska June 20, 2021
100 m freestyle 48.22 2020 US Olympic Trials Omaha, Nebraska June 17, 2021
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