Wilhelmina of Bremen
Life and accomplishments
A graduate of Commerce High School in San Francisco, she worked as an accountant at the Emporium department store , excelled on their basketball operations team, and soon focused on the sprint . In preparation for the 1932 Olympic Games , it was formally affiliated with the Western Women's Club .
As a participant in the games in Los Angeles, she won the bronze medal in the 100-meter run behind Stanisława Walasiewicz from Poland (gold) and Hilda Strike (silver) from Canada . In the 4 x 100 meter relay , she won the gold medal with the US team, together with her teammates Mary Carew , Evelyn Furtsch and Annette Rogers .
In the same year she was elected Miss California . In October 1935 she married the lawyer Robert B. Asch, with whom she lived in Palo Alto . She became the mother of a son and was a passionate tennis player . On July 23, 1976, she died of a heart attack while watching a professional tennis tournament with her husband.
- Doris Hinson Pieroth: Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics. University of Washington Press, 1996, ISBN 0-295-97554-7 , pp. 30f.
- Doris Hinson Pieroth: Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics. University of Washington Press, 1996, ISBN 0-295-97554-7 , p. 136
|SURNAME||Bremen, Wilhelmina from|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bremen, Billie von; Asch, Billie|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 13, 1909|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||San Francisco|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 23, 1976|
|Place of death||Alameda (California)|