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Jimmy Carr

Full name: James Emmett "Jimmy" Carr
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: January 28, 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 15, 2013 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Nate Carr.

Biography

Jimmy Carr came from a family of 16 siblings to become the youngest ever American Olympic wrestler when he competed in the 1972 Olympics as a high school junior, at age 17. Carr had actually competed at the 1971 World Championships when he was only 16. He biggest title came in 1973 when he won the Midlands Tournament, a top US invitational. He wrestled for the University of Kentucky, making All-American in 1977 when he placed fifth at the NCAAs. Carr accomplished all this despite almost losing his right leg to a staph infection when he was a child. Of his eight brothers, all became wrestlers, with five of them becoming college All-Americans, led by Nate Carr, a three-time NCAA champion for Iowa State who competed for the USA at the 1988 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Freestyle United States USA AC

Men's Flyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Final Standings AC 1972-08-27 Eliminated r3/7 8,0
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Round Three 14 1972-08-29 8,0
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #4 2 1972-08-29 Bertie (CAN) fall (3:35), Carr (USA) 4,0
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two 13T 1972-08-28 4,0
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1972-08-28 Carr (USA) fall (5:56), León (PER) 0,0
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Round One 20T 1972-08-27 4,0
1972 Summer 17 München Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #7 2 1972-08-27 Kim (KOR) fall (4:57), Carr (USA) 4,0
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