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Jim Bickford, Jr.

Full name: James John "Jim" Bickford, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: November 2, 1912 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: October 3, 1989 in Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
Affiliations: Adirondack Bobsled Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Bickford competed in four Olympic Winter Games – 1936, 1948, 1952 and 1956. In addition to his bobsled titles, he was honored for his contributions to American winter sports by being chosen to carry the United States flag at the opening ceremonies in both 1952 and 1956. Bickford had a long career, winning his first big title in 1934 when he slid on the North American 4-man champions. His last national championship came in 1954 when he and Stan Benham took the AAU 2-man. He lived near Lake Placid his entire life and worked for many years as a forest ranger.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 6
1948 Winter 35 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 3 Bronze
1952 Winter 39 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 9
1956 Winter 43 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 19

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1936 Winter 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1936 Winter 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1936 Winter 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1936 Winter 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1936 Winter 23 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
1948 Winter 35 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1948 Winter 35 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1948 Winter 35 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1948 Winter 35 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1948 Winter 35 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4
1952 Winter 39 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1952 Winter 39 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1952 Winter 39 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1952 Winter 39 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1952 Winter 39 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
1956 Winter 43 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1956 Winter 43 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1956 Winter 43 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1956 Winter 43 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1956 Winter 43 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
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