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Stan Benham

Full name: Stanley Delong "Stan" Benham
Gender: Male
Born: December 21, 1913 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: April 22, 1970 in Miami, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid BC, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Father of Reg Benham.

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Stan Benham is probably the most titled man in American bobsledding, even though his best years came at the end of the USA's great success in the sport. In 1949 and 1950 he drove the 4-man sled that won the world title for the United States, the first two times this had been done. His other titles included the North American 2-man (1951, 1954, and 1956) and 4-man (1948, 1951, 1953, and 1956), and the AAU 2-man (1954, and 1956-57) and 4-man (1948, 1951, 1953-54 and 1956-57). He was renowned as a driver and drove with various partners, while representing the Lake Placid Bobsled Club. Benham lived in Lake Placid most of his life, where he was the manager of the extensive park district and chief of the volunteer fire department. In the 60s he also did some commentary for televised bobsled competition.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-1 USA 2 Silver
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 2 Silver

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Pat Martin Final Standings
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Pat Martin Run 1
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Pat Martin Run 2
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Pat Martin Run 3
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Pat Martin Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1952 Winter 38 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4
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