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J. J. O'Brien

Full name: James Jay "J. J." O'Brien
Gender: Male
Born: February 22, 1883 in New York, New York, United States
Died: April 5, 1940 in Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

In 1928 Jay O'Brien was head of the bobsled committee which was asked to select a team to compete at St. Moritz. O'Brien was faced with the problem of having no course in the United States on which to hold the tryouts so he selected the team among Americans who were in Europe at the time. O'Brien himself rode as a brakeman on the second place sled that year and returned four years later to add a gold medal. O'Brien was an investment banker and real estate broker, with holdings in both New York and Palm Beach. He was married three times, once to Mae Murray silent screen star; next to Irene Fenwick, another well-known actress; and lastly to Julie Fleischmann, heir to the Fleischmann Company fortune.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 44 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five United States-1 USA 2 Silver
1932 Winter 48 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1932 Winter 48 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1932 Winter 48 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1932 Winter 48 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1932 Winter 48 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1932 Winter 48 Lake Placid Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 44 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1928 Winter 44 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1928 Winter 44 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
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