Jacques Mouvet

Jacques Mouvet (born 16 December 1912, date of death unknown) was a Belgian bobsledder. He won a silver medal in the four-man event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and finished fourth in the two-man event at those same games. Mouvet also earned two medals at the 1947 FIBT World Championships in St. Moritz with a silver in the four-man and a bronze in the two-man event.[1]

Jacques Mouvet
Personal information
Born16 December 1912
Sport
SportBobsled
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1948 St. Moritz Four-man
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1947 St. Moritz Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 1947 St. Moritz Two-man

When competing in two-man events, Mouvet was the brakesman of Max Houben. During a practice run at the 1949 FIBT World Championships, their sled catapulted off of "shady" corner at the Lake Placid bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track. Houben was killed instantly while Mouvet survived with a broken skull and a serious back injury.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Jacques Mouvet Archived 11 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference.com

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