Wilhelmina von Bremen
|Born||August 13, 1909
San Francisco, California, United States
|Died||July 16, 1976 (aged 66)
Alameda, California, United States
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Club||Western Women's Club, San Francisco|
Wilhelmina "Billie" von Bremen (August 13, 1909 – July 16, 1976) was an American sprint runner. At the 1932 Summer Olympics, she won an individual bronze medal in the 100 meters and a gold medal in the 4×100 meters relay.
Von Bremen graduated from Western Women’s College in Ohio and ran for the Western Women's Club in her home city. She came second in the AAU meet in 1932 to Ethel Harrington. However Harrington was not meant to run and therefore von Bremen was declared the winner.
In the first heat Marie Dollinger broke the 100 metres Olympic record with a time of 12.2 seconds. This time was immediately improved by Stanisława Walasiewicz, who also set a world record. However it was von Bremen who took the bronze.
- Billie von Bremen. sports-reference.com
- Mallon, Bill (2012). TRACK & FIELD ATHLETICS – OLYMPIC RECORD PROGRESSIONS. Track and Field News. Retrieved on 2014-02-04.
- Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Round One. Sports Reference.
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