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Rowland Wolfe

Full name: Merrill Rowland Wolfe
Nickname(s): Flip
Gender: Male
Born: October 8, 1914 in Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 14, 2010 in Conroe, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Rowland “Flip” Wolfe was a member of the Dallas Athletic Club in 1932. He won the 1932 national championship in tumbling, as well as the Olympic gold medal. Initially, he also competed in wrestling and boxing. He ended his athletic career shortly after the Los Angeles Games. Wolfe first studied medicine, but could not complete his studies due to lack of funds. Later, he attended Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, receiving a degree in chemistry, and later worked on the Manhattan Project. After World War II he moved back to Texas where he worked in laboratory and chemical supply sales.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Tumbling United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Tumbling

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Gymnastics United States Final Standings 1 56.7 28.3 28.4
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