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Bill Smith

Full name: William Thomas "Bill" Smith
Gender: Male
Born: September 17, 1928 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While at Iowa Teacher’s College (now Northern Iowa), Bill Smith won two NCAA championships in 1949 and 1950, and three straight AAU titles, starting in 1949. After winning his gold medal, he continued to wrestle competitively, and at the 1956 Olympic Trials he became the only person to ever give Dan Hodge a decisive defeat. But Smith did not wrestle at Melbourne, because he was taken off the team when it was revealed that he had been paid to coach in an Illinois high school, which was then a violation of amateur status.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR(BP)/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1952-07-20 1-1 (6 bad points)
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match #1 1 1952-07-23 Smith (USA) decision (3-0), Mojtabavi (IRI)
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Six 1T 1952-07-23 5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Six Match #2 AC 1952-07-23 Smith (USA) 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Five 3 1952-07-23 5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Five Match #1 2 1952-07-23 Berlin (SWE) decision (3-0), Smith (USA) 3
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Four 1 1952-07-22 2
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Four Match #3 1 1952-07-22 Smith (USA) fall (3:45), Moussa (EGY) 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Three 1T 1952-07-22 2
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #2 1 1952-07-22 Smith (USA) decision (3-0), Longarella (ARG) 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Two 2T 1952-07-21 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1952-07-21 Smith (USA) decision (3-0), Mohammed (CAN) 1
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1952-07-20 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #4 1 1952-07-20 Smith (USA) fall (4:50), Rosado (MEX) 0
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