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Richard Donovan

Full name: Richard Edward Donovan
Nickname(s): Duke
Gender: Male
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Born: May 29, 1901 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: May 13, 1985 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Duke Donovan competed in major US speed skating competitions from 1921 through 1926. His biggest victory was in the All-around at the International Silver Cup in 1922. In the US Championships All-around, he was second in 1923 and third in 1922. He also had second place finishes in the 1923 Adirondack Gold Cup and the 1924 International, held in Saint John, New Brunswick. Donovan worked as a clerk in St. Paul during his competitive career.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 9:05.6 (1924); 10000 – 18:57.0 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 22 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 8
1924 Winter 22 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 9

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 22 Chamonix Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8 9:05.6

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 22 Chamonix Speed Skating United States Final Standings 9 18:57.0