Bowen Stassforth

American swimmer

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.[22][23] and one world record in the 100 meter (long course) breaststroke[24]

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

Stassforth died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on November 22, 2019 at the age of 93.[25]

ReferencesEdit

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