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Ion Gavăț

Full name: Iulian P. "Ion" Gavăț
Gender: Male
Born: July 19, 1900 in Tâmboeşti, Vrancea, Romania
Died: June 18, 1978 in București, Bucureşti, Romania
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Ion Gavăț was a Romanian engineer and geologist, professor and since 1955 a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy. He specialized in oil and gas exploration and applied geophysics. In 1928, he was with the first expedition in Romania using gravimetric methods. He was part of the editorial board of the Romanian journal Studies and Research of Geology, Geophysics and Geography. His friends [Mircea Socolescu] and [Toma Petre Ghițulescu], both geologists and geophysicists, were also members of the Romanian bob team at St. Moritz in 1928. This marked the first Romanian participation in the Olympic Winter Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five Romania-2 ROU 7

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Romania-2 ROU Final Standings
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Romania-2 ROU Run 1
1928 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Romania-2 ROU Run 2
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