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Bill Lanigan

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Thomas "Bill"•Lanigan
Used nameBill•Lanigan
Born6 August 1947 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Bill Lanigan won multiple US speed skating titles, starting in 1964 and 1965 with the US Intermediate Short-Track titles. He was US short-track champion in 1966-67, and 1969, and the US Open short-track champion in 1968 and 1969. Lanigan competed multiple times for the US internationally. In addition to his two Olympic appearances, he competed at five World Championships (1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973) and two World Sprint Championships (1970, 1973). His best performance on the international stage came at the 1973 World Championships when he won the 500 metre distance title. Lanigan attended Marquette University, graduating in 1970. He later worked in product development for Amskate Company, and helped design a body jacket for people recovering from back injuries or surgery.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.5 (1972); 1000 – 1:21.5 (1972); 1500 – 2:04.2 (1972); 5000 – 7:45.2 (1972); 10000 – 16:37.6 (1968).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Bill Lanigan
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) =24
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 24
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
1972 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Bill Lanigan
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 25