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Bill Smoke

Full name: William Archibald "Bill" Smoke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 2, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: California Kayak Club/Detroit Boat Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Marcia Jones Smoke; Brother-in-law of Sperry Rademaker; Father of Jeff Smoke.

Biography

Bill Smoke attended Michigan State University, and competed for the California Kayak Club and the Detroit Boat Club. In 1964 the California Kayak Club won the US title in kayak fours which qualified them for the Olympics. Smoke did not paddle with the club at that event, but replaced [Gert Grigoleit] on the Olympic boat. Smoke later formed Regatta Specialties in Buchanan, Michigan, which sets up courses for rowing and canoeing competitions. He helped design and build the courses for the 1984 and 1996 Olympics. Smoke married Marcia Jones, who paddled for the US at the 1964-72 Olympics, although they later divorced. Their son, [Jeff Smoke], was a canoeist for the US at the 2004 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 4 h2 r2/4

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Canoeing United States USA Repêchage Heat Two 1964-10-20
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 1964-10-20
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