Full name: George William "Bill" Leach
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 5, 1946 in Pasadena, California, United States
Affiliations: Rusty Pelican Club
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Husband of Julie Leach.
Bill Leach attended U Cal Irvine, graduating in 1968, where he competed in swimming and water polo. He was on the US national water polo team from 1968-70. Leach took up canoeing in 1970, paddling with the Rusty Pelican Club, and by 1976 had won five US titles in K-1 and K-2 races. He competed at the North American Championships in 1973-75 and the World Championships in 1974. Bill Leach was a schoolteacher in the mid-1970s in Corona del Mar, California, when he met Julie Jones, who would later become his wife. Julie Leach also competed in kayaking at the 1976 Olympics and later won the 1982 Hawaiâi Ironman Triathlon.
|1976 Summer||30||MontrÃ©al||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres||United States||USA||4 h3 r2/4|
|1976 Summer||30||MontrÃ©al||Canoeing||United States||USA||Michael Johnson||RepÃªchage||Heat Three||1976-07-28|
|1976 Summer||30||MontrÃ©al||Canoeing||United States||USA||Michael Johnson||Round One||Heat One||1976-07-28|