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Fred Fortune, Jr.

Full name: Frederick Joseph "Fred" Fortune, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: April 1, 1921 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: April 20, 1994 in Burlington, Vermont, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid BC, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to bobsledding, Fred Fortune was a fine skier and he served during World War II in the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops, during which time he earned a Bronze Star After the war, he returned to Lake Placid where he won the 1947 North American 2-man title with his Olympic partner, Sky Carron. Fortune’s occupation was as a contractor. He founded and built two towns – North Pole, New York and North Pole, Colorado (on Pikes Peak) – both Santa Claus Childrens Villages.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 3 Bronze
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 7

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Sky Carron Final Standings
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Sky Carron Run 1
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Sky Carron Run 2
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Sky Carron Run 3
1948 Winter 26 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Sky Carron Run 4
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Hank Whisher Final Standings
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Hank Whisher Run 1
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Hank Whisher Run 2
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Hank Whisher Run 3
1952 Winter 30 Oslo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Hank Whisher Run 4