Sport: Death of a Young Man

The tall, crew-cut swimmer looked as good as ever. Gliding through the practice pool at Yale's Payne Whitney Gymnasium one day last week, modest John Glover, 22, flashed the form that had made him one of the top freestylers in swimming history when he was at Dartmouth a year ago. In training for the Olympic tryouts in August, he was one of the nation's brightest prospects.

In midstroke, Glover splashed to a stop at the shallow end of the pool, then grabbed the gutter with both hands. "John, have you got a cramp?" asked...

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