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Paul Smart

Full name: Paul Hurlburt Smart
Gender: Male
Born: January 13, 1892 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: June 22, 1979 in Darien, Connecticut, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Father of Hilary Smart.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Paul Smart earned law degrees from both Harvard and Oxford, and while at Harvard he competed in the 1912 Olympic Trials as a pole vaulter He won his "H" in hockey in 1913 and 1914, and was on the soccer team that won the IC4A championship in 1914. In World War I, Smart served as a lieutenant in the artillery winning the Silver Star, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Purple Heart. After the war, he initially practiced as a lawyer, but later became an investment banker. He also served as president of the Newspaper Institute. As a yachtsman, Smart won five world championships and a gold medal at the 1948 Olympics crewing for his son, Hilary Smart. He was an alternate crew member for the Star class at the 1952 Olympics, and at the 1968 and 1972 Games he was the manager of the U.S. yachting team. His greatest honor as a yachtsman came in 1969 when he was given the Nathaniel G. Herreshoff Trophy for his contributions to the sport of sailing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Hilarius USA 1 Gold

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date PTS T
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Final Standings 1948-08-03 5,828
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race One 1948-08-03 729 1-58:52
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race Two 1948-08-04 1,331 1-52:12
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race Three 1948-08-05 1,030 3-33:19
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race Four 1948-08-06 1,331 2-00:53
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race Five 1948-08-10 854 1-53:04
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race Six 1948-08-11 [1-52:09]
1948 Summer 56 London Sailing Hilarius USA Hilary Smart Race Seven 1948-08-12 553 1-59:34