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Jim Chapin

Full name: James Thomas "Jim" Chapin
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 27, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Metros Speedskating Club, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Jim Chapin was a sprinter, who in 1972 won the 500 metres at the World Junior Championships, placing 19th in all-around. But he was the 1973 North American all-around champion as well. Chapin competed in the World Sprint Championships in 1978, placing 11th. He skated for the Gateway Speedskating Club in his youth, but later joined the Metro Speed Skating Club.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.92 (1980); 1000 – 1:18.88 (1984); 1500 – 2:09.35 (1978); 5000 – 8:22.31 (1978).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 10
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 24

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1976 Winter 20 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 40.09 9.98
1980 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24 39.74 10.44