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Bob Cowell

Full name: Robert Elmer "Bob" Cowell
Gender: Male
Born: June 12, 1924 in [unknown], Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 11, 1960 in near Athens, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

At both the Final Trials and the 1948 Olympics, Bob Cowell, a U.S. Navy ensign, finished second to Allen Stack in the backstroke event. Cowell won the 1946 NCAA 100y backstroke for the Naval Academy and was the AAU champ in the 100m outdoor in 1945 and the 150y indoors in 1947. He became a career naval officer before his early passing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States Final 2 1:06.5
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:08.5
1948 Summer 24 London Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:06.9
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