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Eddie Eagan

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan

Profession: Boxer and Bobsledder

United States of America

Biography: Eagan was notable for being the only person to win a gold medal in different events at both a Summer Olympics and a Winter Olympics.

These medals were for boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and in bobsledding at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

Born: April 26, 1897
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: June 14, 1967 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1932-02-15 As a member of gold medal winning US 4-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid, Eddie Eagan (boxing gold Antwerp 1920) becomes only Olympian to win gold medals at both summer & winter Games in different sports

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