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Jackie Simes

Full name: John Weston "Jackie" Simes, III
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: November 20, 1942 in Harrington Park, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Jackie Simes, III came from a cycling family, as his father, Jackie Simes, Jr., was 1936 US Champion on the road. Jackie3 started racing as a young boy and won multiple US titles in age groups. He was US sprint champion in 1965 and 1967. Going to the 1964 Olympics with a good international record, Simes was hoping to become the first American since 1912 to win an Olympic cycling medal but he struggled in Tokyo. Simes won a silver medal at the 1968 World Championships and the 1967 Pan American Games in the kilometre time trial on the track. He raced on two Pan American teams, three Olympics teams, and eight World Championship teams. Simes was also strong on the roads in the United States, winning the Tour of Somerville in 1967 and 1969, and the US road title in 1964. He continued to race in masters events in the 1970s and turned to coaching and cycling administration. He became the executive director of US Pro Cycling and was a member of the International Professional Cycling Federation Executive Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 17 Roma Cycling Men's Sprint United States USA 2 h8 r2/9
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Men's Sprint United States USA 2 h6 r2/9
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Sprint United States USA 2 h1 r7/10
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial United States USA 12

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 17 Roma Cycling United States Round One Repêchage Heat Eight 2
1960 Summer 17 Roma Cycling United States Round One Heat Twelve 2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling United States Round One Repêchage Heat Six 2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling United States Round One Heat Ten 3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling United States 1/8-Final Repêchage Heat Three 1 QU 10.92
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling United States 1/8-Final Repêchage Final Heat One 2
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling United States Eighth-Finals Heat Six 2
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling United States Round Two Heat Six 1 QU 10.72
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling United States Round One Heat Fifteen 1 QU 11.23

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Cycling United States Final Standings 12 1:05.67
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