Bowen Stassforth

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Bowen Dow Stassforth
Bowen Stassforth 1952.jpg
Stassforth in 1952
Personal information
Full nameBowen Dow Stassforth
National team United States
Born(1926-08-07)August 7, 1926
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedNovember 22, 2019(2019-11-22) (aged 93)
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight173 lb (78 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
College teamUniversity of Iowa
Medal record
Representing the United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki 200 m breaststroke[1]
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires 3×100 m medley[2]
Bronze medal – third place 1951 Buenos Aires 200 m breaststroke[3][2]
US vs. Japan Dual Meets
Gold medal – first place 1950 Osaka 100 m breaststroke
Gold medal – first place 1950 Osaka 300 y medley relay[4]
Silver medal – second place 1950 Osaka 200 y breaststroke[4]
Silver medal – second place 1950 Osaka 100 y breaststroke[5]
Silver medal – second place 1950 Osaka 50 y breaststroke
Gold medal – first place 1950 Tokyo 100 m breaststroke.[6]
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Tokyo 200 m breaststroke
Amateur Athletic Union
Gold medal – first place 1952 Outdoor Championships 220 yd breaststroke[7]
Silver medal – second place 1952 Outdoor Championships 110 yd breaststroke[8]
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Indoor Championships 220 yd breaststroke[9]
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Indoor Championships 100 yd breaststroke[10]
Silver medal – second place 1951 Outdoor Championships 200 m breaststroke[11]
Silver medal – second place 1950 Outdoor Championships 220 yd breaststroke[12]
Silver medal – second place 1950 Outdoor Championships 3×110 yd medley
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Indoor Championships 220 yd breaststroke[13]
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Indoor Championships 3×110 yd medley
Bronze medal – third place 1949 Outdoor Championships 200 m breaststroke}[14]
Gold medal – first place 1949 Outdoor Championships 3×100 m medley[15]
Silver medal – second place 1949 Indoor Championships 3×100 yd medley
Bronze medal – third place 1946 Indoor Championships 3×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1945 Outdoor Championships 200 m breaststroke[16]
NCAA
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Championships 100 yd breaststroke
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Championships 200 yd breaststroke[17]
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Championships 100 yd breaststroke

({MedalSilver

Gold medal – first place 1949 Championships 3×100 m medley[18]
Big Ten
Silver medal – second place 1952 Championships 200 yd Breaststroke
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Championships 100 yd Breaststroke
Silver medal – second place 1950 Championships 200 yd Breaststroke[19]
Silver medal – second place 1950 Championships 100 yd Breaststroke
Silver medal – second place 1949 Championships 200 yd Breaststroke
Gold medal – first place 1949 Championships 3X100 yd Medley Relay

Bowen Dow Stassforth (August 7, 1926 – November 22, 2019) was an American competition swimmer. He won a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1952 Olympics and set two world records in the 200-yard (long course) breaststroke.[20][21] and one world record in the 100 meter (long course) breaststroke[6]

Stassforth died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on November 22, 2019 at the age of 93.[22]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1952 US Olympic Book Page 129
  2. 2.0 2.1 1952 US Olympic Book Page 349
  3. New York Times 7 March 1951 Page 44
  4. 4.0 4.1 Los Angeles Times 13 August 1950 Page B13
  5. Los Angeles Times 14 August 1950 Page C4
  6. 6.0 6.1 New York Times 6 August 1950 Page S1
  7. New York Times 28 August 1952 Page 30
  8. New York Times 27 August 1952 Page 35
  9. New York Times 5 April 1952 Page 10
  10. Cedar Rapids Gazette 30 March 1952 Section 4 Page 1
  11. New York Times 28 July 1951 Page 21
  12. New York Times 23 July 1950 Page S3
  13. New York Times 1 April 1950 Page 23
  14. New York Times 20 August 1949 Page 15
  15. Los Angeles Times 18 August 1949 Page C1
  16. Los Angeles Times 12 August 1945 Page A6
  17. Iowa City Press Citizen March 25, 1950 Page 8
  18. New York Times 27 March 1949 Page S1
  19. Iowa City Press Citizen March 4, 1950 Page 8
  20. Iowa City Press-Citizen 27 February 1952 Page 18
  21. Escanaba Daily Press February 25, 1952 Page 8
  22. “America’s Greatest Breaststroke Champion” of 1950s Bowen Stassforth Dies at 93