Sumner White

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1952 Helsinki 5.5 m class

Sumner Wheeler White III (November 17, 1929 – October 24, 1988) was an American sailor and Olympic champion. He was born in New York and died in Summit, New Jersey. He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where, contrary to expectation, he won a gold medal in the 5.5 metre class with the boat Complex II, together with Britton Chance and Edgar White.[1]


  1. ^ "1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Sailing" (Retrieved on May 31, 2008)