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Erik Henriksen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErik Christian•Henriksen
Used nameErik•Henriksen
Born8 April 1958 in Champaign, Illinois (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 86 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Erik Henriksen was from Milwaukee. He competed internationally for the US from 1979-88, although he did come out of retirement to skate one World Cup event in Milwaukee in January 1994. A pure sprinter, Henriksen competed at the World Sprint Championship every year from 1981-88. He was at his best in the 1,000, and although he never won a major international race, he had 10 podium finishes in the 1,000 and three in the 500. Henriksen attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, studying pre-law, but he never practiced law, instead becoming a writer.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.40 (1987); 1000 – 1:14.53 (1987); 1500 – 1:56.21 (1987); 5000 – 7:51.43 (1983).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Erik Henriksen
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =20
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 11
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Erik Henriksen
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 15