Olympics brings new role and old memories for Goodhew

July 12, 2012
By Minnie Bridgers

Former NC State swimmer Duncan Goodhew ’79 will be in a comfortable place when the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics get under way on July 27 in London.

Goodhew, a London resident, won a gold medal for Great Britain in the 100m breaststroke at 1980 summer games in Moscow. We feature the former Wolfpacker in the summer issue of NC State magazine, and he talks about his Olympic victory, how he’s translated it into a career as a motivational speaker and how his dyslexia motivated him to succeed.

Goodhew is serving as an ambassador for Great Britain’s Olympic team this year. Since the Olympics starts in two weeks, we thought our readers might like revisiting — or watching for the first time — his gold-medal swim from 1980. Enjoy!

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