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Billy Gene Pemelton

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Eugene "Billy Gene"•Pemelton
Used nameBilly Gene•Pemelton
Born5 September 1941 in Mercedes, Texas (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsACU Wildcats, Abilene (USA)
NOC United States


Billy Pemelton was AAU indoor pole vault champion in 1965, but never placed at the outdoor AAU or the NCAA Meet. He was third in both pole vault Olympic Trials in 1964. Pemelton went to Mercedes High School in Texas, where he played football and was Texas state champion in the 180-yard low hurdles. He vaulted in college at Abilene Christian University.

Personal Best: PV – 5.03i (1965).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Billy Gene Pemelton
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 8