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Sarah Docter

Full name: Sarah Beth Docter (-Williams)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: May 10, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Madison Speed Skating Club, Madison (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Sister of Mary Docter.

Biography

Sarah Docter won multiple US championships in the mid-1970s in various age groups and in both short- and long-track events. In 1978 she won US titles in both short- and long-track and competed that year at the World Short-Track Championships, where she won the 1,500 and 3,000 metre events, and was on the winning relay team. At long-track she was also outstanding as a junior, placing second at the 1980 World Junior Championships, and winning that title in 1981, when she won three distances, the 1,000, 1,500, and 3,000 m. At the 1981 World Championships, Docter finished third in all-around and was third in both the 1,000 and 3,000 m. Docter also competed as a cyclist and raced once at the World Cycling Championships for women. She later settled in Florida where she has raised a family with her husband. She now runs and competes recreationally, but often wins the women+IBk-s division in local road races. Docter's sister, Mary, also competed in speed skating at four Winter Olympics.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.69 (1982); 1000 – 1:23.84 (1982); 1500 – 2:08.37 (1982); 3000 – 4:28.05 (1982).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 23
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 14T
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 13
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 10

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 23 44.48 11.77

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 14T 1:28.80 20.15 53.14

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1980 Winter 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 2:15.11 28.74 1:02.32 1:37.76

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 15 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 4:43.30 21.08 55.58 1:31.77 2:08.57 2:45.99 3:24.30 4:03.53