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Ed Rimkus

Full name: Edward Wiliam "Ed" Rimkus
Gender: Male
Born: August 10, 1913 in Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: May 17, 1999 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid Sno-Birds, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ed Rimkus probably had one of the shortest careers of any American Olympic bobsledder. He slid for only two years – 1947 and 1948 – but during that time he managed to place second at the 1947 AAU and North American 4-man championships, which served as the trials for the 1948 Olympic team. A year later, his sled had improved sufficiently to take the gold medal. Rimkus went to St. Lawrence College where he played football and ran track. He graduated in 1938 with a physics major, and later went to work in field engineering for General Electric.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1948 Winter 34 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
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