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Bill Leach

Full name: George William "Bill" Leach
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 5, 1946 in Pasadena, California, United States
Affiliations: Rusty Pelican Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Husband of Julie Leach.

Biography

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 Hawai’i Ironman Triathlon.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres United States USA 4 h3 r2/4

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Michael Johnson Repêchage Heat Three 1976-07-28
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Canoeing United States USA Michael Johnson Round One Heat One 1976-07-28
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