Full name: Britton Chance, Sr.
Born: July 24, 1913 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 16, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
After graduating from Penn, Britton Chance attended Cambridge and subsequently received honorary doctorates from many other universities, both here and abroad. For the 1974 America’s Cup Trials, two of the contenders to defend the Cup for the United States were Mariner and Valiant. Chance was the designer of Mariner and assisted in the design of Valiant. At the 1952 Olympics, Britton Chance skippered his boat, Complex ll to victory with the twins, Edgar and Sumner White, as his crew. Chance’s son, Britton, Jr., was an alternate to the 1964 Olympic team.
Britton Chance later became a professor of biochemistry at Penn, and was chairman of the department of biophysics and physical biochemistry, but was recognized as a distinguished academic in a variety of scientific fields, and had an endowed chair in the Department of Radiology at Penn. In 1995, new research laboratories at Penn were opened, and named, partially in his honor, the Stellar-Chance Laboratories. He was a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and a foreign member of the Royal Society of London.
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Mixed 5.5 metres||Complex II||USA||1||Gold|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Final Standings||1952-07-20||5,751|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race One||1952-07-20||703||2-41:25|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race Two||1952-07-21||1,305||3-22:41|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race Three||1952-07-22||305||2-40:49|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race Four||1952-07-23||264||3-03:33|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race Five||1952-07-26||828||3-01:57|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race Six||1952-07-27||1,305||2-47:50|
|1952 Summer||38||Helsinki||Sailing||Complex II||USA||Race Seven||1952-07-28||1,305||3-21:27|