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Tom Blankenburg

Full name: Thomas Jean William "Tom" Blankenburg (-Von Blankenburg)
Gender: Male
Born: September 2, 1909 in Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: March 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Athens Athletic Club, Oakland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming


Tom Blankenburg swam for Lewis and Clark College and represented the Athens Athletic Club in Oakland, California during the 1928 Olympics. A breaststroker, he won the 1930 US indoor 220 yard breaststroke title, by then representing Hollywood Athletic Club. He attempted to compete at the 1932 Olympics but by then had worked as a lifeguard for several years and was declared ineligible as a professional. His name is listed as Blankenburg but it is variably listed as von Blankenburg, and that is the name in the California death index.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 5 h1 r2/3

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 3:04.2
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