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Bill Purdy

Full name: William Kimball "Bill" Purdy
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: June 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Bill Purdy rowed at St. Paul’s School in Concord, Massachusetts and then at the University of Pennsylvania. He led the Penn eight to the International Rowing Association (IRA) title in both 1967 and 1968. He also won the coxed fours at the 1968 National Association of Amateur Oarsmen (NAAO) meet, which qualified him for the Mexico City Olympics.

After the Olympics Purdy joined the Peace Corps and served in Uruguay. He was out of school for five years when he returned to Case Western Reserve Medical School, graduating in 1977, and then did an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin. Purdy spent 18 years in Kalamazoo, Michigan practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine. In 1998 Purdy joined the Duke University Medical Center, eventually becoming head of student health services at Duke in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 5

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Final Round A Final 6:51.41
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:54.22
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 7:21.39
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