Tom Blankenburg

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Tom Blankenburg
Personal information
Full name Thomas Jean William Blankenburg
Nickname(s) "Tom"
National team  United States
Born (1909-09-02)September 2, 1909
Spokane, Washington
Died March 29, 1979(1979-03-29) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Athens Athletic Club

Thomas Jean William Blankenburg (September 2, 1909 – March 29, 1979) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States as an 18-year-old at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.[1] Blankenburg advanced to the semifinals of the men's 200-meter breaststroke and placed ninth overall in the final standings.[1][2]

Blankenburg later attended the University of Oregon. He qualified as a member of the U.S. swimming team for the 1932 Summer Olympics, but was disqualified as a "professional" when it was disclosed that he had worked as lifeguard.[3]

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Tom Blankenburg. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games, Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Semi-Finals. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tom Blankenburg Home; Famous For Swimming," Spokane Daily Chronicle, p. 13 (December 20, 1932). Retrieved March 24, 2013.

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