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Mike Woods

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMichael Paul "Mike"•Woods
Used nameMike•Woods
Born15 May 1952 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsWASSC, West Allis (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Mike Woods was one of the greatest distance skaters ever produced in the United States. In addition to his three Olympic appearances, Woods competed internationally from 1972, starting at the World Juniors, thru the 1984 season, in which he placed 12th in the World Championships, and second that year in the 10K. Woods won the 10K at the 1980 World Championships, and was second in the 5K at the 1979 Worlds. All-around he was fourth at the 1980 World Championships and at the 1979 Uniekass Trophy Meet. Woods attended Marquette, graduating in 1974 magna cum laude. He later attended medical school and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics while in his anaesthesiology residency. Woods now practices as an anaesthesiologist.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.2 (1978); 1000 – 1:19.00 (1978); 1500 – 1:58.57 (1980); 5000 – 7:05.83 (1980); 10000 – 14:39.53 (1980).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Mike Woods
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 23
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Mike Woods
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Mike Woods
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7