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Tom Cushman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas Preston "Tom"•Cushman
Used nameTom•Cushman
Born28 May 1964 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsMidway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States


Primarily a sprinter, Tom Cushman had only a brief international career, skating only one full World Cup season, 1987-88. That year, at a World Cup in Butte, Montana (USA) in November 1987, Cushman placed third at both 500 and 1,000 m. He later placed fourth and second in the two 500s at the March 1988 World Cup Final in Inzell, West Germany. Cushman later went into coaching and was the US national speed skating coach in both 2002 and 2006. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he studied international relations and journalism. He later lived near the Twin Cities, where he coaches skaters and runs an art gallery.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.66 (1988); 1000 – 1:14.68 (1988); 1500 – 1:56.85 (1988); 5000 – 7:48.14 (1985).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Tom Cushman
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 17