Champions
Though the history of NYAC athletic success is intertwined with the Olympic movement, the Club's commitment to sporting excellence extends beyond the Olympic domain. Even before the inception of the Games, Club members could claim to be among the best in the world in their particular sports. In the years since, many legendary names who have been denied Olympic glory have worn the Winged Foot emblem - world, Pan American and US champions - among them.

Further, Club teams have been enormously successful in both Olympic and non-Olympic sports, while many Intra Clubs have also battled their way to national prominence.


Did you know that:


NYAC swimming coach, Gus Sundstrom, was among the best in the world and introduced the "Australian crawl" to the U.S. One NYAC member ascribed his survival of the Titantic disaster to Sundstrom's instruction


Handball legends, Ruby, Oscar and Carl Obert, won a total of 92 world and U.S. titles between them in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.



1983 World 5000m champion and former world indoor mile record holder, Eamonn Coghlan, placed fourth, twice, at the Olympic Games; at 1500m in 1976, and 5000m in 1980. Coghlan remains the only man over 40 to have run faster than four minutes for one mile.

       
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