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Bob Said

Full name: Boris Robert "Bob" Said, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: May 5, 1932 in New York, New York, United States
Died: March 24, 2002 in Kirkland, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Princeton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Bob Said competed in the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics as a bobsledder, driving a 4-man in 1968 and both the 2- and 4-man sleds in 1972. He was a well-known driver, but first made his career on the roads as a racecar driver. Boris was the first American to win a road race in Europe after World War II – the 1953 Grand Prix of Rouen. Said raced in Europe for several years in the 1950s, winning the Anerley Trophy in 1953, and driving a Ferrari in 1954, in which he finished second at the Bari Grand Prix and the Trullio d’Oro. He later participated in one Formula 1 Race, the 1959 United States Grand Prix at Sebring, Florida, but did not finish, and one NASCAR race, the Daytona 500, finishing 50th in 1959.

Said later made his living in real estate. His first ventures were failures, but he eventually became quite wealthy, and did some independent film production. His son, Boris Said III, also became a NASCAR driver.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 35 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 10
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Two United States-2 USA 19
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-2 USA 14

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Tom Becker Final Standings
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Tom Becker Run 1
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Tom Becker Run 2
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Tom Becker Run 3
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Tom Becker Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1968 Winter 35 Grenoble Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1968 Winter 35 Grenoble Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1968 Winter 35 Grenoble Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Final Standings
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 1
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 2
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 3
1972 Winter 39 Sapporo Bobsleigh United States-2 USA Run 4
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