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Buck Levy

Full name: Lynn Thurber "Buck" Levy
Gender: Male
Born: November 18, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Biography

Buck Levy was the first Louisianan to compete in the Winter Olympics. He was in the Army, stationed in Colorado at Camp Hale at the time of the 1956 Winter Olympics, and attended Western State College in Gunnison. Levy later attended LSU Medical School and became a general practitioner, first in Long Beach, California, but later for many years in Sun Valley, Idaho. He also continued to stay active, spending some time as a ski instructor, running 37 marathons, and competing in cross-country ski marathons. Levy also became a close friend of pro golfer David Duval, who frequently took holidays in Sun Valley.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Men's Individual United States USA 35
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres United States USA 50

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined United States Final Standings 35 365.600
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 36 162.0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 35 72.5 54.5 39.0 33.5 11.0 12.5 11.0 11.0 11.5
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 35 80.5 60.0 43.5 37.0 12.0 13.0 13.0 11.0 12.0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 35 81.5 61.0 44.0 37.5 12.5 13.0 12.0 13.0 12.0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined United States Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 33 203.600 1-05:42 17:26 32 39:36 33

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 50 2-10:56 40:25 49 1-26:14 50