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Bob Detweiler

Full name: Robert Milan "Bob" Detweiler
Gender: Male
Born: July 20, 1930 in Centralia, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8, 2003 in Orem, Utah, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Bob Detweiler attended the Naval Academy and was in the fifth seat on their eight-oared crew which won the 1952 Olympic gold medal. Detweiler graduated from the Academy in 1953 but while there rowed on the boats that won the 1952 and 1953 IRA Regatta and the Eastern Sprints. He was a longtime career Naval officer, specializing as a scientist in solid state physics. After retirement, he worked as director of research for energy and communications at Eyring Research Institute in Provo, Utah, and taught math, history, and English at the Alpine Life and Learning Center in Orem, Utah. A lifelong devotee of music and the arts, he was chairman of the Utah County Arts Council, was a founding member of the Utah Piano Quartet, and performed in numerous plays and musicals and sang with the Salt Lake Opera Company.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:25.9
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:32.1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:09.0
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