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Gil Colgate, Jr.

Full name: Gilbert Bayard "Gil" Colgate, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: December 21, 1899 in New York, New York, United States
Died: October 9, 1965 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid BC, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Great-grandson of the founder of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, Gil Colgate graduated from Yale in 1922. He became an avid sportsman, winning many sailing trophies as well as competing as a sledder. Other than his Olympic appearance his only bobsled title was the 1934 North American 2-man championship with Olympic teammate, Richard Lawrence. Colgate went on to become a director of the Colgate company and helped manage the familys investments. He was also chairman and president of Colgate-Larsen Aircraft Co., which manufactured airplane parts. Aside from his business interests, Gil Colgate was a pioneer in the fight against the population explosion, as in 1938 he founded the Citizens Committee for Planned Parenthood and was the first treasurer of the Planned Parenthood Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 36 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 3 Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1936 Winter 36 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Lawrence Final Standings
1936 Winter 36 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Lawrence Run 1
1936 Winter 36 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Lawrence Run 2
1936 Winter 36 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Lawrence Run 3
1936 Winter 36 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Dick Lawrence Run 4
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