Bill Belden

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Thomas "Bill"•Belden
Used nameBill•Belden
Born5 January 1949 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsUndine Barge Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Bill Belden rowed at LaSalle University and for Undine Barge Club in Philadelphia. Belden was a sculler who competed in singles and doubles, both heavyweights and lightweights. In addition to his 1976 Olympic appearance, he made the 1980 US Olympic team in single sculls. He competed at 10 World Championships between 1974-84, twice in heavyweight doubles in 1977 and 1979. In Lightweight World Championships, Belden won seven medals from 1974-82, with singles golds in 1974 and 1979, silvers in singles in 1980 and doubles in 1981-82, and bronzes in single sculls in 1975 and 1978. Belden’s career was as a banker, later becoming an investment counselor at PNC Bank in Pennsylvania.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Bill Belden
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Lawrence Klecatsky 8