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Ivan Dresser

Full name: Ivan Chandler Dresser
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 3, 1896 in Flandreau, South Dakota, United States
Died: December 27, 1956 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Before becoming a track star ar Cornell, Ivan Dresser was an outstanding cross-country runner and, as captain of the varsity team in 1917, he was the individual winner of the IC4A race. At the 1920 Olympics, Dresser did not finish the 5,000 m race, but a few days later joined Hal Brown, Mike Devaney, Arlie Schardt and Larry Shields in the 3,000 m team event. Brown won the race, with Schardt third and, with three runners from each country to score, Dresser's sixth place assured the U.S. of the gold. In 1925, Ivan Dresser joined General Motors and rose to become one of their top executives. He successively held posts as sales manager in Belgium, managing director in Mexico, and manager of the European-South African Region. At his death, he was special assistant to the general manager of General Motors. In 1955, King Baudouin of Belgium conferred the honor of Office of the Order of Leopold II on Ivan Dresser and, among his many civic commitments, he was a member of the board of governors of the New York City Symphony Orchestra.

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:22.4 (1920); 5000 – 15:41.8 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA AC
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final AC DNF
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 3 QU 15:41.8

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST MB
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final Standings 1 10 6 8:51.4est 12 m. bh5
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final 1 10 6 8:51.4est 12 m. bh5
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 14 6 5 m. bh5