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John Osborn

Full name: John Osborn
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: September 8, 1945
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Reg White; Uncle of Robert White.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As reigning world champions, and with five major international victories earlier in the season, John Osborne and his brother-in-law Reginald White were the overwhelming favorites in the Tornado class at the 1976 Olympics. With White as helmsman and Osborn as crew, they won four of the first six races and did not need to compete in the seventh and final race in order to claim their gold medals. Both Osborn and White were awarded the MBE in the 1977 New Year’s Honors List.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Mixed Multihull Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Mixed Multihull

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1976-07-19 18.0 38.0
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Race One 1976-07-19 .0 2-08:20
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Race Two 1976-07-20 .0 1-56:46
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Race Three 1976-07-21 10.0 2-46:46
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Race Four 1976-07-22 .0 3-18:59
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Race Five 1976-07-26 8.0 1-49:02
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Great Britain GBR Race Six 1976-07-27 .0 1-52:44