Bill Woolsey

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Bill Woolsey
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Gold medal winning U.S. team of 4 × 200 meters free relay in Helsinki 1952: William Woolsey (at left), Wayne Moore, James McLane and Ford Konno.
Personal information
Full name William Tripp Woolsey
Nickname(s) "Bill"
National team  United States
Born (1934-09-13) September 13, 1934 (age 83)
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Indiana University

William Tripp Woolsey (born September 13, 1934) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He represented the United States at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won a gold medal in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Wayne Moore, Ford Konno and Jimmy McLane.[1] Four years later at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, he won a silver medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Dick Hanley, George Breen and Ford Konno.[2]

Woolsey attended Indiana University, and swam for coach Doc Counsilman's Indiana Hoosiers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.

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  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 4×200 metres freestyle relay". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's 4×200 metres freestyle relay". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 

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