John Monckton


Age: 78

Australian backstroke swimmer who won a silver medal in the 100-metre event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and two gold medals at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, but who never won an Olympic gold medal and set multiple world records, who was also married to fellow Olympic swimmer Maureen Giles and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: October 28, 1938

Died: June 29, 2017

Nambucca Heads, Australia