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John Kolius

Full name: John Waldrip Kolius
Gender: Male
Height: 14-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: April 1, 1951 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Houston Yacht Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Together with his two fellow Texans, Walter Glasgow and Dick Hoepfner, John Kolius skippered his boat, Good News to the silver medals in the Soling class at the 1976 Olympics. Kolius, a graduate of Houston, went into business in his hometown as a sailmaker. Kolius first became nationally prominent in 1968 when he won the Sears Cup, emblematic of the junior national sailing champion. In 1983 he achieved his greatest measure of fame – he was selected to skipper the boat Courageous in the America’s Cup Trials. Courageous was the boat that defended the Cup in 1974 and 1977 but was not still expected to be a worthy contender. However, Challenger, under Kolius' rein, surpassed the performance of Defender and was narrowly beaten out by Liberty as the selection to defend the Cup in 1983.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat United States USA 2 Silver

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Final Standings 1976-07-19 47.4 64.4
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race One 1976-07-19 14.0 2-32:37
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race Two 1976-07-20 5.7 2-14:39
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race Three 1976-07-21 17.0 2-28:34
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race Four 1976-07-23 3.0 2-22:04
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race Five 1976-07-25 13.0 3-26:29
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race Six 1976-07-26 11.7 1-57:18
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Sailing United States USA Race Seven 1976-07-27 .0 2-07:37
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