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Bill Spencer

Full name: William Allen "Bill" Spencer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 23, 1936 in Russellville, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: U.S. Army/University of Utah
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

Bill Spencer was one of the pioneers in biathlon in the United States. At the 1960 Winter Olympics, he was the forerunner on the ski course in Squaw Valley. He was US champion in 1965-66 and Canadian champion in 1965. Spencer was in the US Army during the 1960s, serving at Fort Richardson in 1968, and competing in the CISM Winter Games from 1964-67. He also attended school at the University of Utah, graduating in 1961. After his competitive career, he was a coach or team leader for US biathlon at five Winter Olympic Games, and was an official for the International Biathlon Union at three others, and in 2002, served as deputy chief of the biathlon competition.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 30
1968 Winter 31 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 37
1968 Winter 31 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 8

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R P S1P S2P S3P S4P
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Biathlon United States Final Standings 30 1-36:49.8 4 1-28:49.8 30 3 31:21 36 0 50:30 32 0 56:04 26 1 1-21:10 26
1968 Winter 31 Grenoble Biathlon United States Final Standings 37 1-30:17.7 1-20:17.7 28 18:11 34 41:33 36 57:00 32 1-21:41 =37 10 2 3 1 4

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ET ER
1968 Winter 31 Grenoble Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 8 37:49.2 1 1-52:34.0 8
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