William Weigle

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Franklin•Weigle
Used nameWilliam•Weigle
Born25 May 1940 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsUniversity of Michigan
NOC United States


William Weigle placed 17th in the 50 km race walking event at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He also competed at the 1973 World Cup in walking, finishing 24th in the 50 km. He only started race walking in early 1971.

Weigle graduated from Dickinson College in 1962 with a degree in chemistry. He was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa and was ranked #1 in his class. Weigle attended graduate school at the University of Michigan earning a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences in 1973. He later worked as an ecologist.

Personal Best: 50kmW – 4-20:10 (1972).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics USA William Weigle
50 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) 17