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Jim Dunbar

Full name: James Ralph "Jim" Dunbar
Gender: Male
Born: July 11, 1930 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: US Air Force, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Dunbar was in the third seat for the Naval Academy eight which won the 1952 Olympic gold medal. He attended Purdue briefly but graduated from the Academy in 1955, but before leaving Annapolis, added three consecutive IRA and Eastern Sprint titles to his collection. Dunbar became a career officer in the air force, distinguishing himself as an F-105 Thunderchief pilot in Southeast Asia. He flew over 100 successful missions in Vietnam, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross and more than 10 Air Medals.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Final 6:25.9
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:32.1
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Two 6:09.0
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