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Clem Eischen

Full name: Clement George "Clem" Eischen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: December 24, 1926 in Holstein, Nebraska, United States
Affiliations: Washington State Cougars, Pullman (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


It was a major upset when Clem Eischen finished second in the 1,500 at the 1948 Olympic Trials. At major meets, his best finish previously was fifth in the 1946 NCAA mile, while competing for Washington State University.

Eischen worked for a few years as a teacher and coach at Hudson Bay High School in Washington state, but then earned a graduate degree in physical therapy from Stanford in 1962. He opened SportsCare Physical Therapy in Sandy, Oregon, and became an advocate for physical therapists both statewide and nationally. In the early 1960s he spoke out again therapists being shut out of Medicare, and successfully lobbied for them to be included in that program. He helped form PT-PAC, the political action committee that represents physical therapists and was President of the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Legislative Committee.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:51.3 (1951); 1500 – 3:52.5 (1948); Mile – 4:13.5 (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 6 h2 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 6 4:00.2
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