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Don Douglas

Full name: Donald Willis "Don" Douglas, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: July 3, 1917 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Died: October 3, 2004 in Riverside, California, United States
Affiliations: Los Angeles YC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

Don Douglas is the youngest American male to win an Olympic medal in any sport. He was only in high school in 1932, but started at Stanford shortly thereafter, where he studied mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering. As a sailor, he successfully took part several times in the Trans-Pacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawai’i. Soon after college graduation in 1938 he began a career with Douglas Aircraft, the company which had been founded by his father, and later the McDonnell-Douglas Corp., which lasted over four decades. Douglas eventually became president and chief executive officer of that corporation and was very active in setting up research and development programs in the aerospace field in southern California.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed 6 metres Gallant USA 2 Silver

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Final Standings 1932-08-05 12
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Race One 1932-08-05 2 2-15:17
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Race Two 1932-08-06 2 2-06:58
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Race Three 1932-08-07 2 1-36:31
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Race Four 1932-08-08 2 2-29:26
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Race Five 1932-08-09 2 2-34:53
1932 Summer 15 Los Angeles Sailing Gallant USA Race Six 1932-08-09 2 2-36:57
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