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Cohan, Don

Donald Cohan

Sport:
sailing

Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:
1972

Medals Received:
bronze

Olympic Info:
A member of the United States sailing team at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Cohan competed in the Dragon class. After finishing fourth in the first race, he steadily improved during the competition, winning the fifth race and placing third in the third race. At the completion of all seven races, Cohan was awarded the bronze medal with 47.7 penalty points.

Career Highlights:
Cohan, a graduate of Amherst University, class of '51, who competed in the 1972 Olympics at the age of 42, has continued to compete internationally at a high level through the 1990s; he finished 5th at the 2000 Soling North American Championship.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1930

Origin:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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References:
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
New York Times, August 28-September 10, 1972


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