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Larry Damon

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLawrence Snow "Larry"•Damon
Used nameLarry•Damon
Born8 December 1933 in Burlington, Vermont (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsUVM Outing Club, Burlington (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Larry Damon attended the University of Vermont, graduating in 1955, and competed for the University of Vermont Outing Club. He competed on US military biathlon teams in 1958-59, and in 1961 won US championships over 15 and 30 km in cross-country skiing. However, Damon was also an excellent runner, finishing 10th in the 1962 Boston Marathon in 2-34:05. Damon married Norwegian Olympic cross-country skier, Babben Enger , and they lived briefly in Norway. But they later settled in Vermont where Damon became a ski instructor at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. He also worked for a time as a draftsman.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Larry Damon
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 51
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 12
1960 Winter Olympics Biathlon USA Larry Damon
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 24
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Larry Damon
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 46
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 28
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Larry Damon
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 55
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 32

Olympic family relations