John Crammond

John Crammond


  • Event Men's Singles
  • Date of Birth 05/07/1906
  • Born Egremont, Merseyside


John Crammond won a bronze medal at the St. Mortiz 1948 Olympic Winter Games in the men's skeleton. This was his debut Games. Incredibly, John was a staggering 41 years old when he won his bronze medal.

He worked a stockbroker in the City of London, was a qualified pilot as well as an amateur yachtsman. Prior to his Olympic appearance, he had competed many times on the Cresta Run - the sliding track used at the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics - and was a regular winner on the course.

He served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two, and resumed his sliding activities post war.

After announcing his retirement, John spent the next 25 years sailing his yacht around the Mediterranean. He also worked as a journalist covering winter sports for The Observer, and died on 18 September 1978.

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