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Bill Andre

Full name: William Jules "Bill" Andre
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 23, 1931 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Bill Andre fenced while a high school student, and this interest, combined with cross-country experience while at Dartmouth, led him to the modern pentathlon. Although he failed to make the 1952 Olympic team, he improved quickly making the first U.S. World Championship team in 1953. There he finished third individually, and might have finished second had his swimming been better. This was his top individual performance ever in international competition, but his seventh place at Melbourne in 1956 helped the U.S. to the silver medals. In 1955 he won silver with the team at the Pan American Games (with the non-Olympians Edgar A. O'Hair and Alan Wadsworth) and in 1956, Andre was second in the national championships. The leading fencer among the pentathletes, he also finished second in the 1956 AFLA épée individual competition and third in that event in 1958, and was a member of the winning three-weapon team that year as well. Andre later practiced law.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 7
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W S
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 7 4,629.5
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 8 887.5 9:57 1,007.5 120
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 4T 889.0 23
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 8T 860.0 188
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 17 870.0 4:26.2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Running 11 1,123.0 14:19.2

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AIP IP
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 2 13,482.0 4,629.5
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 1 3,020.0 887.5
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 4T 2,008.0 889.0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 2T 2,560.0 860.0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 2 2,780.0 870.0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 5 3,114.0 1,123.0
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