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Pat Martin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePatrick Henry "Pat"•Martin
Used namePat•Martin
Born19 August 1923 in Louisville, New York (USA)
Died21 April 1987 in Massena, New York (USA)
AffiliationsLake Placid Sno-Birds, Lake Placid (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Pat Martin was the first American to win three Winter Olympic medals. Besides his Olympic medals, he can count among his bobsled trophies two North American 2-man titles (1951 and 1956), three North American 4-man titles (1951, 1953 and 1956), three AAU 2-man championships (1955-57), and six AAU 4-man championships (1940, 1941, 1953-54 and 1956-57). Martin won all his titles representing the Sno Birds of Lake Placid. One of his teammates on the 1940 AAU 4-man sled was Katharine Dewey, the only time a woman has won a major national sledding title. Pat Martin later became a policeman in his hometown of Messena, New York.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Four, Men Olympic United States 2 1 Gold Representing United States    
1952 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) Two, Men Olympic Stan Benham 2 Silver Representing United States    
  Four, Men Olympic United States 1 2 Silver

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