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Dick Lawrence

Full name: Richard Webster "Dick" Lawrence
Gender: Male
Born: July 22, 1906 in West Chazy, New York, United States
Died: June 1974 in Rochester, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Dick Lawrence competed in both bobsled events at the 1936 Olympics and although he won a medal in the ‘boblet’ he was a hero in the 4-man. The 4-man sled, driven by Frank Tyler, began to gain too much speed for one turn and his brakeman, Jim Bickford, was thrown backwards, was half out of the sled and was being dangerously dragged along. Although he could also have fallen out, Lawrence leaned backwards, grabbed Bickford, and pulled him back into the sled. They finished the run. In addition to the 1936 Olympic bronze medal, Lawrence also partnered Gil Colgate to the 1934 North American 2-man championship.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 3 Bronze
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 6

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Gil Colgate, Jr. Final Standings
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Gil Colgate, Jr. Run 1
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Gil Colgate, Jr. Run 2
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Gil Colgate, Jr. Run 3
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Gil Colgate, Jr. Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1936 Winter 29 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
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