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Burton Downing

Full name: Burton Cecil Downing
Gender: Male
Born: February 5, 1885 in San Jose, California, United States
Died: January 1, 1929 in Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

With six medals at the 1904 Olympics, Burton Downing is surpassed by only three Americans for most medals at one celebration. Downing was from California and was not well-known by the Eastern riders; consequently he surprised a lot of people by beating out Teddy Billington race after race. The trip to St. Louis was part of a longer one which took Downing to the New York area where he settled. He joined up with a contracting firm, the Spearin Co., and by 1909, had become the president of that firm. He was later president of the New York Contracting Dock Builders Association. Downing's brother, Hardy, was also a cyclist, though less well-known. But he became a famous boxing promoter, particularly known for promoting the fights of world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's ¼ mile United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's ⅓ mile United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's ½ mile United States USA 3 Bronze
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's 1 mile United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's 2 mile United States USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's 5 mile United States USA AC DNF
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling Men's 25 mile United States USA 1 Gold

Men's ¼ mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Round 2 at 1½ lengths
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 35.2

Men's ⅓ mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Round 2 at 1 length
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU

Men's ½ mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Round 3 at 2 lengths
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU at ½ lengths
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:13.6

Men's 1 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Round 2 at 5 lengths
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 2:33.0

Men's 2 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Standings 1 4:57.8

Men's 5 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 25 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 19 St. Louis Cycling United States Final Standings 1 1-10:55.4