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Bill Burton

Full name: William Edward "Bill" Burton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: March 29, 1915
Died: May 13, 1984 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


William Burton was a surprise qualifier for the 1948 Olympic team in the discus throw, as he had never placed at the NCAA or AAU Meet. But he finished third at the Trials, when he recorded his PR of 49.93 (163-9¾) in the qualifying round, which carried over for the final marks. Burton was unable to make the final of the discus at the 1948 London Olympics. Burton served in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant during World War II and the Korean War.

Personal Best: DT – 49.93 (163-9¾) (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 33 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 13 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 33 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 13 43.78
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