Full name: Wilhelmina Catherine "Billie" von Bremen (-Asch)
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 13, 1909 in San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 23, 1976 in Alameda, California, United States
Affiliations: Western Women's Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Although the 1932 AAU meet was combined with the Final Trials, Billie von Bremen won the AAU title but did not finish first in the Trials. The reason for this apparently contradictory statement is that Ethel Harrington did not qualify for the 100 metre final but was permitted to run and, although she finished first, she could not be declared the AAU champion. Thus, Miss von Bremen, a graduate of Western Womenâs College (Ohio), won the only AAU title of her career.
In her youth von Bremen was a very good basketball player, and later a passionate tennis player. She worked as an accountant in the Emporium Department Store and in 1932 was also chosen Miss California. In 1976 she died of a heart attack while spectating at a professional tennis tournament with her husband.
Personal Best\: 100 â 12.0 (1932).
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Women's 100 metres||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Women's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||United States||Final||3||12.0||1|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||2||QU||12.1|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||12.3|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||United States||USA||Final Standings||1||WR||47.0||46.86||4|