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Bill Orthwein

Full name: William Robert "Bill" Orthwein
Gender: Male
Born: October 16, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 2, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Missouri AC, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Bill Orthwein was the first of many Yale graduates to win an Olympic swimming medal. At the 1904 Olympics he represented the Missouri AC and, in addition to his relay medal, he placed fourth in the 100m freestyle. Orthwein later attended Washington University Law School and became a prominent attorney in St. Louis. He also entered politics, once running for governor of Missouri, although he was defeated in that attempt. His son, William Orthwein, Jr., was an owner of the New England Patriots in the early 1990s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Water Polo Men's Water Polo Missouri Athletic Club-3 USA 3 Bronze
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Swimming Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay Missouri Athletic Club-3 USA 3 Bronze
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Swimming Men's 100 Yard Backstroke United States USA 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Water Polo Missouri Athletic Club-3 USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1904-09-05 New York Athletic Club-1 5, Missouri Athletic Club-3 0 0

Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Swimming Missouri Athletic Club-3 USA Final 3

Men's 100 Yard Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Swimming United States Final 4
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