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Jim Shea

Full name: James Edmund "Jim" Shea, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: June 22, 1938 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid Ski Club, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Related Olympians: Son of Jack Shea; Father of Jim Shea, Jr..

Biography

Jim Shea came from a great winter sports family, as his father, Jack Shea, won two gold medals in speed skating at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. But growing up around Lake Placid, Jim Shea first focused on ski jumping. He later turned to cross-country skiing, and attended the University of Denver on a ski scholarship, helping them win the 1961 NCAA team title in skiing. In 1962 Shea joined the US Army, and began competing in biathlon. He competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics in both cross-country and Nordic combined, and later became a ski coach, coaching at the University of Denver and as the US Junior Nordic coach in 1969. In 1973 he took over as the US Biathlon coach. Shea also worked in sports administration, serving as President of the Eastern Division of the US Ski Association. He later became President of the US Bobsled and Skeleton Association. Jim Shea’s son, Jim, Jr., won a gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined Men's Individual United States USA 27
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres United States USA 48
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay United States USA 13

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Final Standings 27 346.76
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 31 141.3
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 30 72.1 56.5 36.6 35.5 11.0 12.5 12.0 11.0 11.0
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 32 69.2 53.5 32.5 36.7 11.5 13.0 12.0 11.0 12.0
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 30 non-scoring 58.4 46.0 26.5 31.9 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.5
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Nordic Combined United States Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 13 205.46 53:04.2 19:37 13 38:06 13

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 48 1-43:18.4 32:37.8 42 1-08:38.8 47

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing United States USA Final Standings 13 39:45.8 1-59:02.1 12
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