Nathaniel Mills

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNathaniel L.•Mills
Used nameNathaniel•Mills
Born15 February 1970 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsEvanston Speedskating Club, Evanston (USA)
NOC United States


Nathaniel Mills came from a highly athletic family, most notable for his sister, Phoebe Mills, who won a bronze medal in gymnastics on the balance beam at the 1988 Olympics, and later competed in the Olympic Trials in diving. Nathaniel Mills appeared in three Olympic Winter Games for the US and had a long career on the World Cup circuit, starting in 1988 and lasting through 1998. He began his international career with three appearances at the World Junior Championships, 1987-89, with a best overall finish of 10th in 1989, when he placed fifth in 500. He competed at the 1991 World Winter Universiade where he won a bronze in the 1,000 m. Mills also competed at the 1989 and 1991 World Championships, placing second in the 500 in 1991, and at two World Sprint Championships, in 1994 and 1998. Mills later became a teacher in the DC area, where has founded DC ICE (Inner City Excellence), which attempts to get inner city youth involved in skating programs, notably at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.98 (1998); 1000 – 1:11.18 (1998); 1500 – 1:50.07 (1998); 5000 – 6:56.45 (1991); 10000 – 14:40.46 (1991).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Nathaniel Mills
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 35
1994 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Nathaniel Mills
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 20
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 37
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Nathaniel Mills
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) =23

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