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RIP! Former Water Polo Player and Swimmer Christopher Dowling Dies Aged 78


The latest news report has claimed that the Former water polo player and swimmer Chris Dowling has passed away. The former Water sports star was 78 years old at the time he breathed his last. The news about his unfortunate passing away was announced by his family. In today’s article, we will tell you all about the cause and reason behind his unfortunate passing away. Stay tuned till the end to know all about Christopher Dowling.

Former Water Polo Player and Swimmer Christopher Dowling Dies

Who Was Christopher Dowling?

Christopher Dowling is a former swimmer from Malta, was born on June 15, 1944, in Sliema. At the Summer Olympics in 1960, he took part in the men’s 100-meter freestyle competition. Christopher Dowling participated in multiple sports all during his school days. Although Dowling’s best sports for Malta were water polo and swimming.

Reports have stated that Christopher Dowling was only sixteen years old when he was selected to represent Malta at the Summer Olympics in Rome back in the year 1963. Reports have further claimed that Dowling competed in the men’s 100-meter freestyle as well. Later after that championship, his time in the preliminary heats was the slowest of all other 52 swimmers. Reports also suggest that Dowling earned notoriety in the sport of water polo as well. He majorly competed with Balluta WPC, and apart from that in the year 1963, he represented his nation at the Mediterranean Games in Naples, Italy.

Christopher Dowling Career

Reports have further claimed that Dowling retired from his super-successful sports career in 1973 after setting several 100-meter swimming records. Dowling also won five league championships, and five national cups as well. Dowling did his graduation from St. Michael’s Teacher Training College in the year 1974. After completing his graduation Dowling went on to become a teacher, many reports suggested that even though he was currently retired, he continued to provide private instruction to many upcoming swimmers. Christopher had water sports in his blood because his father Jimmy, and his uncles Buddy and Ralph Dowling were also great water polo players. They even participated in water polo with Valletta United W.P.C.

The news about Christopher Dowling’s unfortunate passing away has been very saddening for all his family, friends and loved ones. His family announced this saddening news on social media. They stated that Christopher Dowling passed away on 21 December 2022. Although they didn’t release the cause and reason behind his death. Although our research is currently trying to connect with his family, but are unable to connect with them at the moment. Many people have paid their hearty tributes and condolences to the late Dowling. For all the latest national and international updates, news and information stay tuned with us.


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