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David Gilman

Full name: David Gilman
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 6, 1954 in Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Affiliations: California Republic/U. S. Army
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing, Luge

Biography

David Gilman is one of the few Americans who has competed for the United States in two sports at the Olympic Games. In addition to his Winter Olympic appearances in 1976 and 1984, Gilman competed in canoeing at the 1976 Olympics and also made the team in 1980, competing that year at the World Championships. In kayak canoe, Gilman was US K1 champion in 1976, and won the US title in 1979 in K2. He was introduced to luge by Bonny Warner, who also made the 1984 Olympic team in that sport. David's sister, Marietta, is also a successful canoeist, winning two gold medals in he mixed C-2 with Chuck Lyda at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in 1975 and 1977.

Gilman graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a degree in kinesiology. He swam and played water polo in high school and college. He later was in the military, serving as a captain in 1984, and in 1983 was named the military athlete of the year.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h1r3/4
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Luge Men's Singles United States USA 17
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 4 h1r2/4

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Luge United States USA Final Standings 17 3:09.857
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Luge United States USA Run 1 17 47.341 10.750 15 21.316 15 30.261 16 38.608 16 10.566 16 8.945 17 8.347 15 8.733 16
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Luge United States USA Run 2 26 48.178 10.760 15 21.320 15 30.291 38.679 16 10.560 15 8.971 8.388 9.499 28
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Luge United States USA Run 3 15 47.151 10.662 10 21.154 10 30.080 14 38.420 14 10.492 12 8.926 15 8.340 16 8.731 16
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Luge United States USA Run 4 16 47.187 10.687 11 21.203 12 30.150 16 38.485 16 10.516 13 8.947 18 8.335 =17 8.702 18

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5 3:54.12
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Canoeing United States Repêchage Heat One 1 QU 4:16.10
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 4 4:05.38

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Canoeing United States USA Repêchage Heat One 1984-08-07 3:19.72
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 1984-08-07 3:15.77