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Jonnie Woodall

Full name: Jonathan William A. "Jonnie" Woodall
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: January 25, 1946 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Died: April 3, 2009 in Baschurch, Shropshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Army Cresta Team
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Luge, Bobsleigh

Biography

Jonnie Woodall was a soldier who began sliding on the Cresta Run in St. Moritz in 1970. He competed in all three sliding disciplines of luge, bobsleigh and skeleton in a competitive career that lasted into the 21st century, After just eighteen months experience he won the British luge title and was included in the GB team for the Sapporo Games at both singles and doubles. He then switched to bobsleigh and although he missed out on the 1976 Winter Olympics he returned to drive Great Britain’s number one two and four-man bobs to top ten finishes at Lake Placid. Woodall also competed in the 1983 European Skeleton Championships.

He reached the rank of Major in the British Army and after leaving the services took up the position of race manager with the British Skeleton Association. Woodall also competed in cycling and took part in the World Masters Track Championship in 2003.

He was killed when hit by a train whilst cycling.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 34
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Great Britain-1 GBR 19
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Two Great Britain-1 GBR 10
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four Great Britain-1 GBR 9

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain GBR Final Standings 34 3:40.15
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain GBR Run 1 29 55.11 16.51 35 31.37 28 14.86 =22 23.74 30
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain GBR Run 2 33 55.21 16.41 33 31.30 30 14.89 28 23.91 36
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain GBR Run 3 38 54.78 16.48 =42 31.38 40 14.90 38 23.40 34
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain GBR Run 4 38 55.05 16.33 37 31.30 35 14.97 39 23.75 38

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain-1 GBR Stephen Marsh Final Standings 19
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain-1 GBR Stephen Marsh Run 1 18
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Great Britain-1 GBR Stephen Marsh Run 2 19

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR John Howell Final Standings
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR John Howell Run 1
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR John Howell Run 2
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR John Howell Run 3
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR John Howell Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Final Standings
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 1
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 2
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 3
1980 Winter 34 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 4