George Friedrichs

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George Friedrichs
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Dragon

George Shelby Friedrichs Jr. (February 15, 1940 – March 20, 1991), known as "Buddy", was an American sailor and Olympic champion. He was Dragon Class World Champion in 1967 before competing at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (sailing events in Acapulco, where he received a gold medal in the Dragon class as helmsman on the red-painted boat WILLIWAW.[1] Serving as crew members on WILLIWAW were Gerald "Click" Schreck and Barton Jahncke.

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  1. ^ "1968 Summer Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico – Sailing" Archived 2008-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)