You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Jack Heaton

Jack Heaton

Full name: John Rutherford "Jack" Heaton
Gender: Male
Born: September 9, 1908 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 10, 1976 in Paris, Paris, France
Country: USA United States
Sport: Skeleton, Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Brother of Jennison Heaton.

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Together with Billy Fiske, Jack Heaton is rated as the most brilliant of all American riders on the Cresta Run. He won the Grand National in 1927 and 1929, the Curzon Cup in 1930 and 1933, the Bott Cup in 1929 and 1933 (from a scratch handicap), and the Carlton Challenge Cup in 1929 and 1933. Perhaps his greatest ride came in February 1929 when he lowered the record from the top, his record of 58.0 seconds remaining unbeaten for seven years. Heaton is the only man to have won medals in the Olympic Winter Games 20 years apart. Jack Heaton eventually settled in France where he lived for many years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Men's Skeleton United States USA 2 Silver
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 3 Bronze
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton Men's Skeleton United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Skeleton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Final Standings 2 3:02.8
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 1 2 1:01.4
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 2 2 1:00.4
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 3 1 1:01.0
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Final Standings 2 5:24.6
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 1 5 48.1
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 2 1 47.4
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 3 2 47.7
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 4 2 1:00.0
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 5 1T 1:00.2
1948 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Skeleton United States USA Run 6 5 1:01.2

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Bob Minton Final Standings
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Bob Minton Run 1
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Bob Minton Run 2
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Bob Minton Run 3
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Bob Minton Run 4