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Jimmy Morgan

Full name: James Patrick "Jimmy Morgan
Nickname(s): Nitro
Gender: Male
Born: December 11, 1948 in Saranac Lake, New York, United States
Died: February 8, 1981 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Belluno, Italy
Affiliations: Saranac Lake Bobsled Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Jimmy Morgan attended Washburn University, and competed in bobsledding from the mid-70s through 1981. In 1975 he was on the champion 2-man sled at the North American Championships, and was runner-up that year in the 4-man competition. Morgan competed at the 1975 Worlds in the 2-man, placing seventh. In 1981, at the World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Morgan was driving a US 4-man sled which was in ninth place going into the last run. On the final turn of the final run, the sled caught a groove in the ice and the sled flipped over. Morgan’s neck was broken and he died instantly. The announcer for ABC television at the meet that day was his brother and fellow bobsledder, John Morgan, who watched the crash.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-1 USA 14
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 15

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tom Becker Final Standings
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tom Becker Run 1
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tom Becker Run 2
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tom Becker Run 3
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Tom Becker Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4
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