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Bill Droegemueller

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Herbert "Bill"•Droegemueller
Used nameBill•Droegemueller
Born7 October 1906 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died23 February 1987 in Sun City, Arizona (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsNorthwestern Wildcats, Evanston (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Bill Droegemuller of Northwestern won the pole vault at the NCAA in 1927, but in 1928 he was destined to place second in the major meets. He finished as runner-up to Ward Edmonds of Stanford at the NCAA, then placed second to Lee Barnes at the AAU and took the Olympic silver medal behind the United States’ Sabin Carr. After graduation, Droegemuller attended Northwestern Medical School and then established himself as an ophthalmologist in Chicago before retiring to Arizona, where he continued to have a small practice.

Personal Best: PV – 4.19 (1928).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics Pole Vault, Men Olympic 2 Silver USA Bill Droegemueller