Howard Clifton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHoward Vincent•Clifton
Used nameHoward•Clifton
Born1 July 1939 in Albany, New York (USA)
Died20 August 1990
Measurements190 cm / 93 kg
AffiliationsSiena College
NOC United States


Howard Clifton was a bobsled driver whose biggest achievement was winning a bronze medal in the 1967 World Championships in two-man. In 1966, Clifton also won the North American title and the International Diamond Trophy. Clifton went to Lansingburg High School in New York, where he competed in soccer and track. He later attended Siena College but competed for the Hurricane Bobsled Club. During his bobsled career, Clifton worked in business, as a supervisor at Behr-Manning in Watervliet, New York, which was a leader in belt sanders, sandpaper, and abrasives.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) USA Howard Clifton
Two, Men (Olympic) Mickey Luce 11
Four, Men (Olympic) United States 1 15

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