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John Baskfield

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJohn Glenn•Baskfield
Used nameJohn•Baskfield
Born29 June 1965 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsMidway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

John Baskfield made his international début at the 1983 World Junior Championships, where he placed seventh in the 500, ninth in the 1,500 m, and 13th all-around. He skated one World Cup season, 1987-88, with three top 10 finishes. Baskfield was an all-around athlete in high school, playing soccer, baseball, and track. He attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and later had a career in law enforcement, working as a federal probation officer.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.56 (1988); 1000 – 1:16.70 (1988); 1500 – 1:55.88 (1988); 5000 – 7:41.30 (1986).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA John Baskfield
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 20