Watch one of Adolph Kiefer’s last interviews from Berlin Olympic documentary

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Adolph Kiefer, the 1936 Olympic swimming champion who died at age 98 on Friday, recalled the Berlin Games in one of his last interviews for the 2016 NBC Sports documentary “More than Gold.”

Kiefer was 17 at the 1936 Olympics and won 100m backstroke gold.

He also met Adolf Hitler at the athletes’ village.

“We said hello, we did shake hands, but if I knew then what I know now, I would have thrown him in the pool and personally see that he didn’t get out,” Kiefer said.

Kiefer later joined the U.S. Navy as officer in charge of swimming and saved the lives of thousands of shipwrecked sailors. He taught 1,200 instructors “the victory backstroke” that was used during World War II.

“You might say I’m nothing but one great, big drink of water,” Kiefer joked. “If I would cut my foot, water would come out instead of blood.”

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After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

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After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocates shoulder in Poland (video)

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Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.

“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.

Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.

Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.

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