Eddie Genung

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdwin Bernard "Eddie"•Genung
Used nameEddie•Genung
Born15 February 1908 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Died2 May 1986 in Riverside, California (USA)
Measurements186 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsWAC, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Eddie Genung won the NCAA 880y in 1929 and later won the AAU 800/880 from 1930-32. He also finished second in the AAU Meet in 1929. He competed for the University of Washington and the Washington AC. Genung was first on the 1931 US list with 1:51.9 for 880 yards. At the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics he just missed out on a bronze medal. Genung was inducted into the University of Washington Hall of Fame in 1982.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:51.7 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Eddie Genung
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States DNS