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Tuffy Latour

Full name: Tuffield Albert "Tuffy" Latour
Gender: Male
Born: November 18, 1909 in Saranac Lake, New York, United States
Died: July 3, 1965 in Franklin Falls, New York, United States
Affiliations: Saranac Lake Bobsled Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Tuffy Latour had a long bobsled career, winning multiple US and North American titles. He represented the Saranac Lake Bobsled Club throughout his career. Latour was US Champion in the 2-man in 1940-41, 1947, and 1959, always as a driver, with various brakemen. He also won the North American 2-man Championships in 1940-41, 1946, and 1958. Latour’s grandson, also Tuffy Latour, became a member of the US bobsled team in the late 1990s, recruited from the US Army World Class Athlete Program. He never competed in the Olympics, but later became a coach for US Bobsledding.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 38 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-1 USA 9

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1948 Winter 38 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Leo Martin Final Standings
1948 Winter 38 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Leo Martin Run 1
1948 Winter 38 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Leo Martin Run 2
1948 Winter 38 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Leo Martin Run 3
1948 Winter 38 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Leo Martin Run 4
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