Lori Monk

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLori Jeanne•Monk (-Goff)
Used nameLori•Monk
Born20 March 1956 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsMadison Speed Skating Club, Madison (USA)
NOC United States


Lori Monk competed in volleyball, golf, track, and speed skating in high school, growing up in Madison, Wisconsin. She was on two state championship golf teams, and led her track team to the state championships, winning seven individual state titles. Internationally, Monk competed at only one major meet besides the 1976 Winter Olympics, the 1974 World Sprints. She attended the University of Wisconsin, twice lettering in track, and eventually won five national speed skating championships. She later worked as a firefighter and paramedic and coached youth sports. Her son, Tyler Goff, competed in multiple international speed skating meets, but never made an Olympic team.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.94 (1976); 1000 – 1:30.19 (1976); 1500 – 2:40.63 (1976); 3000 – 5:58.5 (1974).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Lori Monk
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 9