Tom Blankenburg

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Tom Blankenburg
Personal information
Full nameThomas Jean William Blankenburg
Nickname(s)"Tom"
National teamFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Born(1909-09-02)September 2, 1909
Spokane, Washington
DiedMarch 29, 1979(1979-03-29) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
ClubAthens 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]

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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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References

  1. 1 2 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tom Blankenburg". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Semi-Finals". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  3. "Tom Blankenburg Home; Famous For Swimming," Spokane Daily Chronicle, p. 13 (December 20, 1932). Retrieved March 24, 2013.