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Bill Parks

Full name: William Wilson "Bill" Parks
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: December 11, 1921 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: December 9, 2008 in Glenview, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In the 1960 Olympics, Bill Parks skippered Shrew II with Bob Halperin, a fellow member of the Chicago YC, as his crew. Parks graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology and took up engineering as a career. In the late 50s, however, he returned to school, earning an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He became a corporate executive with Vapor Corporation, the Chicago transportation engineering firm and later served on the editorial board of the magazine, One Design Yachtsman. Parks served in World War II in the Philippines with a Navy construction battalion. Later in his life he also raced in ice-boat competitions.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Shrew II USA 3 Bronze

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Final Standings 1960-08-29 6,269
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race One 1960-08-29 562 2-48:18
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race Two 1960-08-30 671 2-31:47
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race Three 1960-08-31 914 2-25:08
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race Four 1960-09-01 1,039 2-46:36
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race Five 1960-09-05 1,215 2-29:05
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race Six 1960-09-06 914 2-32:22
1960 Summer 38 Roma Sailing Shrew II USA Bob Halperin Race Seven 1960-09-07 1,516 2-19:52