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Bob Will

Full name: Robert Ide "Bob" Will
Gender: Male
Born: April 20, 1925 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Bob Will attended the University of Washington and pulled the 2-oar for their four at the 1948 Olympics. Will was on the junior varsity eight at Washington in 1948. Coach Alvin Ulbrickson chose four oarsmen from that eight, and the coxswain, to form a coxed four for the 1948 Olympic trials. The group had never before rowed a four but won the Olympic trials and went on to win gold at the Olympics. This was the only time the US won the coxed four at the Olympics, which was dropped from the Olympic Program after the 1992 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing Men's Coxed Fours United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:50.3
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 7:22.1
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 7:21.4
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 6:48.8
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