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Thad McArthur

Full name: William Thad McArthur
Gender: Male
Born: November 23, 1928 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Biography

Thad McArthur attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in industrial management in 1950. He swam the 100, 220, and 440 yard freestyle and was a four-year letterman. The Korean War soon began and McArthur was drafted. While in the Army he started training with the modern pentathletes, and his swimming and running ability separated him and he made the 1952 Olympic team, which he considered an upset. After his Olympic appearance, McArthur left the service and spent 40 years working for Sears as an executive. He and his wife later retired to Whidbey Island on the Puget Sound in Washington State.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 8
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 4

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS T W T TH
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 8 68
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 12 100 10:09.8
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 23 23 6
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 29 175 20
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 3 4:13.6
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States Running 1 14:20.4

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TO AIO IO
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 4 215 65
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 3 27 12
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 5 50 22
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 2 41 27
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 6 49 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 4 48 1
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