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William Neufeld

Full name: William Neufeld
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: February 28, 1901 in Molochna, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Died: October 11, 1992 in Riverside, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

William Neufeld won the 1924 Olympic Trials javelin throw. He never placed at the AAU or NCAA Meets. Neufeld started in college at Bethel College, in Kansas, where he played on the basketball team, but transferred to U Cal Berkeley after his freshman year.

After college Neufeld worked for SunMaid Raisins in Fresno, California, where he also played semi-pro basketball. In 1925 he moved to Oakland where he started teaching and coaching in high school. In 1926 Neufeld starting coaching at Riverside Junior College. He stayed there through 1936, but left that year, only a year after his wife had died, to become an assistant coach at Harvard.

In 1942 Neufeld joined the Naval Air Service, and was stationed at Annapolis, returning to Harvard in 1946. In the late 1940s he moved to Japan where he worked with Japanese athletes for the State Department, and helped train them for the 1952 Olympics. Neufeld later worked in Germany, Iran, Taiwan, and Africa in his role with the State Department. In 2006 Neufeld was inducted posthumously into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: JT – 59.97 (196-9) (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's Javelin Throw United States USA 5

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 5 56.96
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Final Round 5 56.96
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 56.96
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 56.96
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