Robert Detweiler| Mormon Olympians

Robert Detweiler was the famous Mormon athlete who competed at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. As a Naval officer, he was competing in the rowing event in which he took home the Gold for his country. During his lifetime he worked as a scientist after retiring from the Navy. A cultured man of great physical prowess, Detweiler was a legendary celebrity Mormon athlete and the pride of his home state of Illinois.

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