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Bill Bentsen

Full name: William Bruce "Bill" Bentsen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 18, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Lake Geneva Yacht Club, Lake Geneva (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Bill Bentsen won both his Olympic medals crewing for Buddy Melges, Jr., and they combined to win the Flying Dutchman class at the 1967 Pan American Games. Bentsen graduated from Denison, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and undertook post gradate studies at the London School of Economics, Yale, and the University of Chicago. He was later a faculty member at Beloit College for 10 years before becoming a full-time sports administrator with the U.S. Yacht Racing Union.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Widgeon USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat United States USA 1 Gold

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Final Standings 1972-08-29 8.7 16.7
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race One 1972-08-29 .0 3-11:12
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Two 1972-08-30 3.0
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Three 1972-08-31 5.7 2-17:15
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Four 1972-09-01 8.0 2-02:35
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Five 1972-09-04 .0 2-08:48
1972 Summer 42 München Sailing United States USA Race Six 1972-09-08 .0 2-30:03

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Final Standings 1964-10-12 5,158
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race One 1964-10-12 423 2-26:49
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race Two 1964-10-13 1,122 2-26:16
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race Three 1964-10-14 101
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race Four 1964-10-15 1,122 1-50:57
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race Five 1964-10-19 1,122 1-54:06
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race Six 1964-10-20 946 2-00:47
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Sailing Widgeon USA Buddy Melges, Jr. Race Seven 1964-10-21 423 2-14:51