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Jim Atkinson

Full name: James Neil "Jim" Atkinson
Gender: Male
Born: January 10, 1929 in Deland, Florida, United States
Died: July 31, 2010 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Rotary & Elks Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Atkinson won many bobsled titles in addition to his Olympic silver medal. In 1950 at the World Championships, he teamed up with Stan Benham, Pat Martin and Bill D'Amico to win the 4-man title. This is one of only three times that the United States has won a world championship outside of Olympic competition. Atkinson represented both the Lake Placid Bobsled Club and the Sno Birds of Lake Placid. Sledding for these clubs, he also was on three North American 4-man champions (1948, 1951 and 1953), and in those same years he slid on the AAU 4-man champion teams.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 2 Silver

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4
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