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Mike Mooney

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Macdonald "Mike"•Mooney
Used nameMike•Mooney
Born14 May 1930 in New York, New York (USA)
Died18 November 1985 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
AffiliationsSeawanhaka Corinthian YC, Oyster Bay (USA)
NOC United States


Mike Mooney was from Oyster Bay New York, and raced out of the Seawanhaka Corinthian YC. He served as a crew member to skipper Herman Whiton on the boat Llanoria at the 1948 Olympics. He became much better known as an author, writing five novels, including The Hindenburg in 1972, which became a popular movie starring George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft. Mooney graduated from Princeton University and also served in the US Army. In addition to his own writing, he served for a time as editor of Harper’s Magazine.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Mike Mooney
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Llanoria 1 Gold