Ryan Murphy

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Birthday
2, 1995
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1995 (age 23)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Olympic gold medal swimmer who captured the prestigious piece of hardware at the 2016 Rio Games in both the 100 meter and 200 meter backstroke events. He previously won gold in medley events at 2012 and 2015 World Championships.

Before Fame

He won his first international medals in 2011 when he placed third at the Lima World Junior Championships and third at the Guadalajara Pan American Games, both in the 200 m backstroke event.

Trivia

He was a member of the Bolles School Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Florida before attending the University of California, Berkeley and becoming a multi-NCAA individual national champion.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his older brother and sister, Patrick and Shannon, have parents named Pat and Katy Murphy.

Associated With

He broke the American record for fastest time in the 200-yard backstroke that was previously set by Ryan Lochte.