William Thompson (rower)

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William "Bill" Gluyas Thompson (born July 19, 1908 in Napa , California , † February 8, 1956 in Los Angeles ) was an American rower .

William Thompson, six feet tall, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley , and was a member of the rowing team of the University Sports Team, Golden Bears . At the 1928 Olympic Games , the eighth of the Golden Bears represented the United States in the line-up of Marvin Stalder , John Brinck , Francis Frederick , William Thompson, William Dally , James Workman , Hubert Caldwell , Peter Donlon and helmsman Donald Blessing . The US rowers won all five races, in the final they defeated the British eighth. In doing so, they established a tradition of the rowing team of the Golden Bears , which also placed eighth in the Olympic final in 1932 and 1948 .

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  • Wolf Reinhardt, Ralph Schlueter: The games of the IX. 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam and the II Winter Olympics in St. Moritz . AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2018, ISBN 978-3-89784-411-7 . Pp. 335-340