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Floyd Bedbury

Full name: Floyd Curtis Bedbury
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 24, 1937 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 25, 2011 in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Midway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

As a young boy, Floyd Bedbury wrote down his goals as winning city, state, and national championships in speed skating. He later said he didn't know about the Olympics or he would have included that as well. Bedbury competed for the Midway Skating Club and attended the University of Minnesota. But prior to college, Bedbury moved to Hamar, Norway to learn metric-style speed skating, living there in a youth hostel. He learned enough to make two US Olympic speed skating teams, and set US records in the 1,500, 5,000, and 10K races. Bedbury also competed in cycling, winning five Minnesota state road titles. After college, he became a lithographer, before retiring after 42 years. He also coached junior speed skaters with Twin City Speed Skating, a club he helped form in 1964.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.4 (1959); 1500 – 2:11.0 (1963); 5000 – 8:11.2 (1966); 10000 – 17:26.3 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 22
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 30
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 42

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 22 2:18.9 29 1:04 1:40
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 42 2:21.3 28 1:02 1:40

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 30 8:39.6 22 1:01 1:40 2:19 2:59 3:40 4:21 5:03 5:45 6:27 7:12 7:56
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