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Jim Bickford, Jr.

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJames John "Jim"•Bickford, Jr.
Used nameJim•Bickford, Jr.
Born2 November 1912 in Lake Placid, New York (USA)
Died3 October 1989 in Rainbow Lake, New York (USA)
AffiliationsAdirondack Bobsled Club
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Jim Bickford competed in four Olympic Winter Games – 1936, 1948, 1952 and 1956. In addition to his bobsled titles, he was honored for his contributions to American winter sports by being chosen to carry the United States flag at the opening ceremonies in both 1952 and 1956. Bickford had a long career, winning his first big title in 1934 when he slid on the North American 4-man champions. His last national championship came in 1954 when he and Stan Benham took the AAU 2-man. He lived near Lake Placid his entire life and worked for many years as a forest ranger.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Four, Men Olympic United States 2 6 Representing United States    
1948 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Four, Men Olympic United States 1 3 Bronze Representing United States    
1952 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Four, Men Olympic United States 2 9 Representing United States    
1956 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Four, Men Olympic United States 2 19 Representing United States    

Other participations

Games Role Details
1952 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing United States    
1956 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing United States    

Special Notes