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Gene Kotlarek

Full name: Eugene Robert "Gene" Kotlarek
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: March 31, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Duluth XC Ski Club, Duluth (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

Gene Kotlarek was taught ski jumping by his father, George Kotlarek, who is a member of the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame. By the age of 17, Gene was winning national titles, taking the 1958 Class A Boys title, and winning the 1959 National Junior A championship. He would eventually win three US Senior titles (1963, 1966-67). In 1960 he won 11 of 14 events leading up to the Olympic Games and set 10 hill records during that time. In 1964 he set a US record by going 454 feet (138 m) at Oberstdorf, Germany, a record not broken for nine years. Kotlarek graduated from the University of Minnesota and represented the Duluth Ski Club. He later worked as an accountant. In 1982 he was elected to the US Ski Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 42
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 14T
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual United States USA 24

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 42 165.1
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 27 96.5 84.0 52.0 44.5 14.0 15.0 15.0 14.5 15.5
1960 Winter 19 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 44 fall 68.6 77.0 53.6 15.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 6.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 14T 203.4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 7 103.2 76.5 55.2 48.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 18 100.2 74.0 51.7 48.5 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.0 16.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 3 29 97.2 76.0 55.2 42.0 13.5 11.0 14.5 15.0 14.0

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 24 197.5
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 18T 100.1 87.0 50.6 49.5 17.0 17.5 16.5 16.0 16.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 36 93.6 81.0 47.6 46.0 15.5 17.0 15.0 15.5 15.0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ski Jumping United States Jump 3 14T 97.4 79.0 49.4 48.0 16.0 17.0 16.0 16.0 15.5