Rick DeMont

Rick Demont (* April 21, 1956 in San Rafael ) is a retired American swimmer.

At the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, he won superior over 400m freestyle, but was disqualified for the illegal taking an asthma medication, so that the second Brad Cooper was subsequently declared the winner. Rick Demont was disabled for life by the International Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games. Thus he was the first swimmer in Olympic history, who was disqualified for doping.

In 1973, he was able to win the 400 m freestyle world champion title at the first World Swimming Championships in Belgrade, when he could refer the Olympic champion Brad Cooper to second place in the final. In the same year Rick Demont was elected as World Swimmer of the Year. In 1990 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the international swimming sport.

In 2001, it was announced that Rick Demont is allergic to wheat and animal hair and the means which he took at the Olympic Games, were properly specified. However, the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee, the documents were not then before.