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Jan Smith

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameJanice Marie "Jan"•Smith
Used nameJan•Smith
Born20 April 1945 in Rochester, New York (USA)
Measurements169 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsRochester Skating Club
NOC United States

Biography

Jan Smith skated for the Rochester Skating Club. She was US Champion in 1962 and 1963 both indoors and outdoors. Although Smith finished the Olympic 1,500 in 1964, she crashed into a snow bank at the end of the race. She was taken by stretcher to hospital but had no serious injuries.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.0 (1964); 1000 – 1:33.3 (1964); 1500 – 2:32.1 (1964); 3000 – 5:28.7 (1964).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Jan Smith
500 metres, Women (Olympic) =4
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 7
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 24