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Mark Reynolds

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMark Jeffrey•Reynolds
Used nameMark•Reynolds
Born2 November 1955 in San Diego, California (USA)
Measurements192 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsSan Diego Yacht Club, San Diego (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Mark Reynolds competed in Star Class at four Olympic Games (1988-2000), three of them alongside Hal Haenel (1988-96). Reynolds and Haenel won silver at Seoul in 1988 and then improved to gold at Barcelona in 1992. Reynolds won a second gold medal in Star at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, sailing with Magnus Liljedahl. During his career Reynolds won six World Championship medals in Star, including golds in 1995 and 2000. He also won a Star gold medal at the 1986 Goodwill Games, and a silver medal in the Snipe class at the 1979 Pan American Games. At Kiel Week, Reynolds won four titles – 1979 in Flying Dutchman, and 1986, 2000, and 2002 in Star. Starting out in Snipes, Reynolds was runner-up at the 1979 World Championships and won North American titles in Snipe in 1980, 1982, and 1991. In Star boats, he was also Bacardi Cup Champion in 1984, 1989-90, 1993, 1997-98, and 2002.

Reynolds learned to sail from his father, James Reynolds, who was a 1971 World Champion in Star, as crew for Dennis Conner. Mark Reynolds attended San Diego State University, graduating in 1979. He started his own sailmaking company, and often made sails for many of his competitors. Reynolds was 2000 ISAF/Sperry World Sailor of the Year. In 2002 he was inducted into the World Sailing Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Summer Olympics Sailing Two Person Keelboat, Open Olympic Hal Haenel 2 Silver Representing United States    
1992 Summer Olympics Sailing Two Person Keelboat, Open Olympic Hal Haenel 1 Gold Representing United States    
1996 Summer Olympics Sailing Two Person Keelboat, Open Olympic Hal Haenel 8 Representing United States    
2000 Summer Olympics Sailing Two Person Keelboat, Open Olympic Magnus Liljedahl 1 Gold Representing United States    

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