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Floyd Bedbury

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFloyd Curtis•Bedbury
Used nameFloyd•Bedbury
Born24 July 1937 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Died25 March 2011 in Falcon Heights, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsMidway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

As a young boy, Floyd Bedbury wrote down his goals as winning city, state, and national championships in speed skating. He later said he didn’t know about the Olympics or he would have included that as well. Bedbury competed for the Midway Skating Club and attended the University of Minnesota. But prior to college, Bedbury moved to Hamar, Norway to learn metric-style speed skating, living there in a youth hostel. He learned enough to make two US Olympic speed skating teams, and set US records in the 1,500, 5,000, and 10K races. Bedbury also competed in cycling, winning five Minnesota state road titles. After college, he became a lithographer, before retiring after 42 years. He also coached junior speed skaters with Twin City Speed Skating, a club he helped form in 1964.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.4 (1959); 1500 – 2:11.0 (1963); 5000 – 8:11.2 (1966); 10000 – 17:26.3 (1959).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Floyd Bedbury
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 22
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 30
1964 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Floyd Bedbury
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 42