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Dick Cortright

Full name: Richard Willis "Dick" Cortright
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: October 13, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 2009 in Cheektowaga, New York, United States
Affiliations: Buffalo Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Dick Cortright was a track rider who competed at the 1952, 1956, and 1960 Olympics. In 1959 Cortright won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in the team pursuit. Cortright also competed on the road, winning the 1950 Tour of Somerville and the 1954 US 50-mile road championship. Cortright later competed as a professional in six-day races from 1961-66. Upon retirement from cycling, he became a clerk with the US Postal Service, retiring in the early 1990s. In 1995 Cortright was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres United States USA 3 h3 r2/5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 2 h8 r1/4
1960 Summer 30 Roma Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 1 h9 r1/4

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Cycling United States USA Round One Repêchage Heat Three 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Six 2

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Eight 2 5:02.4
1960 Summer 30 Roma Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Nine 1 4:49.92
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