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Dee Boeckmann

Full name: Delores Halpin "Dee" Boeckmann
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: November 9, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 25, 1989 in Creve Coeur, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Headlight AC, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Dee Boeckmann, who competed for the Headlight Athletic Club, was one of the US women who competed in the first Olympic track & field competition for women, in 1928. She was a pioneer of the sport in the United States, and for her efforts promoting the sport over the years she was elected to the US Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1976. Boeckmann was the first U.S. Olympic women's coach, at the 1936 Berlin Games. She was the first woman to chair a national Olympic committee when she assumed this responsibility for track and field and the first woman national chair of the AAU track team. In 1950, Boeckmann became the first American woman to coach a foreign national team, when, at the urging of General Douglas McArthur, she became track and field coach of the Japanese women's track and field team. Boeckmann was also a pioneer for women's participation in basketball. A teacher and government worker, she worked for the Red Cross in China during World War II.

Personal Best: 800 – 2:18.1 (1928)


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics Women's 800 metres United States USA 6 h1 r1/2

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat One 6
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