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Mary Docter

Full name: Mary Angela Docter
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: February 11, 1961 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Madison Speed Skating Club, Madison (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Sister of Sarah Docter.

Biography

Mary Docter competed in four Winter Olympics for the United States in speed skating. She actually retired for a bit after 1984 but came back in 1987 and made two more Olympic teams. This was all the more remarkable based on her later revelations, in which she admitted to substance abuse with alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine, which she blamed on her relatively poor performances in 1988. She went into rehab, however, and overcame that problem. Docter attended the University of Wisconsin, after playing both tennis and track in high school. She competed internationally at many events, including the World Cup circuit in 1988-89 and 1991-92. But she was also on US teams at the World Championships in 1979, 1981-84, 1989, and 1992 and at the World Sprints in 1989. Docter also competed at the 1980 World Junior Championships, where she won the 3,000 m distance and finished fourth overall. Docter's sister, Sarah, also competed in speed skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.79 (1989); 1000 – 1:23.10 (1989); 1500 – 2:06.56 (1989); 3000 – 4:25.96 (1989); 5000 – 7:37.00 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 12
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 6
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 24
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 14
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 6
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 19
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres United States USA 11
1992 Winter 30 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 15
1992 Winter 30 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 15
1992 Winter 30 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres United States USA 17

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24 1:28.55 20.82 53.96

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 2:14.74 28.83 1:02.67 1:37.98
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 14 2:12.14 28.66 1:01.40 1:36.01
1992 Winter 30 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 2:09.66 28.62 1:01.11 1:34.58

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 6 4:39.29 21.71 57.17 1:33.26 2:09.64 2:46.32 3:23.62 4:01.17
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 6 4:36.25 21.45 56.29 1:31.52 2:07.28 2:43.30 3:19.92 3:57.61
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 19 4:29.93 21.15 53.85 1:26.86 2:00.93 2:35.73 3:11.84 3:49.52
1992 Winter 30 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 4:34.51 21.65 56.69 1:32.30 2:07.61 2:43.35 3:19.79 3:56.85

Women'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
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 11 7:37.00 22.08 56.63 1:31.52 2:06.63 2:41.84 3:17.09 3:52.34 4:27.94 5:04.33 5:41.28 6:18.79 6:57.35
1992 Winter 30 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 8:04.42 22.12 59.23 1:36.83 2:14.24 2:51.40 3:28.28 4:05.74 4:43.59 5:22.09 6:01.45 6:41.91 7:23.18
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