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Chris McNeill

Full name: Christopher Robert "Chris" McNeill
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 20, 1954 in Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Died: February 5, 2011 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Affiliations: Springs WPC
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ski Jumping


Chris McNeil qualified for the 1976 Olympic team as an alternate but did not compete. Growing up in Steamboat Springs, he excelled in football and wrestling in high school. After winning the 1972 US Junior ski jumping title, he was on the US national team from 1972-80, competing at the 1978 World Championships. His biggest victory came at the 1979 Lake Placid Pre-Olympic Meet on the normal hill, and he was third that year at the US Championships on the normal hill. He attended Montana State University. McNeil later worked for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. for 25 years, until his untimely death from a pulmonary embolism. In summers he worked in Montana on the family-owned Diamond Hitch Outfitters.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 23

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 23 212.5
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 25 110.1 79.0 61.6 48.5 16.0 16.5 16.5 16.0 16.0
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 27T 102.4 74.5 54.4 48.0 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.0 15.5
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