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Harry Warburton

Full name: Harry Warburton
Gender: Male
Weight: 254 lbs (115 kg)
Born: April 10, 1921
Died: May 2005 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In the mid-1950s, Harry Warburton was one of Switzerland’s top bobsledders. He got his first major taste of success at the 1954 World Championships, where he won the four-man event alongside Heiri Angst, Gottfried Diener, and Fritz Feierabend. Feierabend and Warburton were on a different Swiss crew at the 1955 edition, with Aby Gartmann and Rolf Gerber, and finished in second place behind their compatriots. They managed to best Angst and Franz Kapus in the two-man event, however, and claim gold. At the 1956 Winter Olympics Warburton teamed up with Heiri’s brother, Max, and took bronze in the two-man, while also coming in fourth in the four-man. He retired from active competition shortly after the Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Two Switzerland-1 SUI 3 Bronze
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Four Switzerland-2 SUI 4

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Max Angst Final Standings
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Max Angst Run 1
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Max Angst Run 2
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Max Angst Run 3
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-1 SUI Max Angst Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Final Standings
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Run 1
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Run 2
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Run 3
1956 Winter 34 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Switzerland-2 SUI Run 4
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