Meet The Very First “Team USA” From The 1896 Olympics

Gardner Williams

Gardner Williams competed in swimming, but according to reports, it didn’t go so well. He quit out of the 100-meter race because the ocean water was too cold, and he competed in the 1,200-meter freestyle but he didn’t medal. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have found one non-news source that states Gardner Williams is the man in the image above. We have not been able to verify the validity of that statement.