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Al Vande Weghe

Full name: Albert Joseph "Al" Vande Weghe
Gender: Male
Born: July 28, 1916 in New York, New York, United States
Died: August 13, 2002 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: Newark Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Al Vande Weghe, of the Newark AC, set world records for the 100m and 200m backstroke. After winning his Olympic silver in Berlin he entered Princeton and, in 1938, became the first man to break one minute for the 100y backstroke. Vande Weghe won three consecutive NCAA titles and at the AAUs he won two indoor and one outdoor title. He made his career as a chemical engineer with the DuPont Co. for over 35 years.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States Final 2 1:07.7
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 1:08.6
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 1:10.6
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