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Bud Clark

Full name: William George "Bud" Clark
Gender: Male
Born: July 10, 1910 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 2, 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Ottawa Ski Club, Ottawa (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Uncle of Anne Heggtveit.

Biography

A versatile skier, Bud Clark was well-known on the Canadian and international scene by the time he competed in his first edition of the Winter Olympics in 1932. He finished 38th among 42 starters in the 18 km race and was also entered in the individual Nordic combined event, but did not start. He continued to compete, becoming the Canadian Nordic combined champion in 1935, and in 1936 was selected once to represent his country at that year’s Olympic Games, this time in three disciplines. He was most successful in the Nordic combined, placing 39th among 46 finishers in the individual event, and was 47th of 75 starters in the 18 km cross-country ski. He was entered into two other events, combined alpine skiing and the 50 km cross-country ski, but did not complete the slalom portion of the former and failed to start the latter.

Clark earned one more major distinction by becoming the Canadian alpine skiing champion in 1939 and then retired from competition. He remained active in the sport, however, and founded a ski resort in Gatineau, which eventually named a slope in his honor. He was also involved in administrative aspects, serving as Chairman of the technical committee of the Canada Amateur Ski Association from 1950-1951, and then as the body’s president from 1952-1959. Outside of skiing, he also had an interest in canoeing and worked as an official in that sport as well.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Canada CAN 38
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Canada CAN 47
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Men's Individual Canada CAN 39
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Canada CAN AC DNF

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 38 1-46:33
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 47 1-30:20

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Final Standings 39 315.4
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 33 159.3 1-30:20
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 41 156.1
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 42 78.9 36.5 42.4 36.5 12.5 11.0 13.0
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 43 77.2 35.0 40.7 36.5 12.5 11.0 13.0

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS PT
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings AC DNF
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Canada Downhill 47 7:29.0 64.01
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Canada Slalom AC DNF
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Canada Slalom Run 1 40 2:03.9 0:06
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Canada Slalom Run 2 AC DQ
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