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William Moloney

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Arthur•Moloney
Used nameWilliam•Moloney
Born10 July 1876 in Ottawa, Illinois (USA)
Died12 August 1915 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
AffiliationsChicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


William Moloney, of the University of Chicago, qualified for the final of the 1900 Olympic 400 metres, but refused to compete because the event was contested on a Sunday. Moloney’s father was Maurice Moloney, former Illinois Attorney General. William Moloney’s brother, [Fred]/athletes/78800) also competed at the 1900 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the high hurdles.

Personal Bests: 440y – 49.2 (1900); 880y – 1:59.4 (1901).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA William Moloney
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 h2 r1/2
800 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS

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