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Neil Blatchford

Full name: Nathaniel H. "Neil" Blatchford, IV
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: October 5, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Northbrook Speedskating Club, Northbrook (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Neil Blatchford skated for the Mid-America Speedskating Club. In his early career, Blatchford was the US Intermediate Champion in 1963 and won the Senior Men's All-Around title in 1964. But later in his career, he was primarily a sprinter, placing second in the 500 metres at the 1968 and 1969 World Championships.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.46 (1972); 1000 – 1:21.7 (1972); 1500 – 2:12.9 (1972); 5000 – 8:36.9 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 5T
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 15

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 5T 40.7
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 40.67 9.81
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