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Chris Timms

Full name: Christopher Ian "Chris" Timms
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 24, 1947 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: March 19, 2004 in Firth of Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Chris Timms sailed for New Zealand at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, winning two medals, including a gold in 1984. His sporting career began as a mountain climber, but in 1966 he was badly injured in a fall off the Tasman Glacier. He then took up competitive sailing after spending several months in traction. Timms was a resin chemist and was a co-founder of Adhesive Technologies, which worked in resin manufacturing and engineering for marine usage. Many of their products were used in America’s Cup competition. Timms tragically was killed when he was flying in a two-seater plane that crashed in the Firth of Thames off the North Island of New Zealand.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed Multihull New Zealand NZL 1 Gold
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing Mixed Multihull New Zealand NZL 2 Silver

Mixed Multihull

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Final Standings 1984-07-31 14.7 41.7
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Race One 1984-07-31 5.7 3-47:58
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Two 1984-08-01 3.0 2-06:30
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Three 1984-08-02 .0 2-46:43
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Four 1984-08-03 3.0 2-50:52
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Five 1984-08-06 .0 2-07:38
1984 Summer 37 Los Angeles Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Six 1984-08-07 3.0 2-11:03
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Final Standings 1988-09-20 35.4 51.4
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race One 1988-09-20 16.0
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Two 1988-09-21 5.7
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Three 1988-09-22 .0 15-31:21
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Four 1988-09-23 8.0
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Five 1988-09-25 11.7
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Six 1988-09-26 .0 14-09:00
1988 Summer 41 Seoul Sailing New Zealand NZL Race Seven 1988-09-27 10.0