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Bill Kooistra

Full name: William August "Bill" Kooistra
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 1995 in Midlothian, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Sam Kooistra.

Biography

Bill Kooistra attended Northwestern University and played water polo for the Illinois Athletic Club. He helped Illinois AC win AAU outdoor titles in 1955 and 1958 and indoor titles in 1954-56, 1959-60, and 1962. In addition to his two Olympic appearances (1952, 1956), Kooistra won a silver medal at the 1955 Pan American Games and a gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. Kooistra served in the US Navy on submarines, and worked for many years with the Chicago Fire Department. He was inducted into the Roseland-Pullman Sports Hall of Fame for the Chicago area, and in 1977 was inducted into the US Water Polo Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 4
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 5

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #2 2 1952-08-01 YUG 4, USA 2
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1952-07-30 USA 4, BEL 2 0
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1952-07-30 USA 6, ESP 4
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1952-07-27 USA 8, GBR 3 4
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1952-07-28 ITA 5, USA 4
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #6 1 1952-07-29 USA 4, AUT 1
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Qualifying Round Match #16 1 1952-07-26 USA 6, ROU 3 3
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #2 2 1956-12-01 YUG 5, USA 1
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #3 1 1956-12-03 USA 4, GER 3
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #6 2 1956-12-04 ITA 3, USA 2
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #7 2 1956-12-05 URS 3, USA 1
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #3 2 1956-11-30 HUN 6, USA 2 1
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