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William Beamisch

Full name: William Paul Beamisch
Gender: Male
Born: May 30, 1888 in Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, France
Died: January 2, 1969 in Paris, Paris, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

William Beamisch was the son of an Irish Brewer who ran the well-known brewery Beamisch & Crawford in Cork. He lived in Thonon-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie) and was trained as a pilot in 1910 in nearby Viry. In the summer he bought a Dufaux 5-seater plane, but it didn’t work properly so he sold the plane before the end of the year. For private reasons, Beamisch fought a duel with a member of the family of the Count Viry leaving both of them injured. He later followed his father to the Gouffre de Padirac, a cave in the Lot département, managing the operating company from 1937 until his death in 1969. He was also the mayor of Padirac for several years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five France-1 FRA 14

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Final Standings
1928 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 1
1928 Winter 39 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh France-1 FRA Run 2
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