Full name: Albert Joseph "Al" Vande Weghe
Born: July 28, 1916 in New York, New York, United States
Died: August 13, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Newark Athletic Club
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Al Vande Weghe, of the Newark AC, set world records for the 100m and 200m backstroke. After winning his Olympic silver in Berlin he entered Princeton and, in 1938, became the first man to break one minute for the 100y backstroke. Vande Weghe won three consecutive NCAA titles and at the AAUs he won two indoor and one outdoor title. He made his career as a chemical engineer with the DuPont Co. for over 35 years.
|1936 Summer||20||Berlin||Swimming||Men's 100 metres Backstroke||United States||USA||2||Silver|