Full name: John O'Neil Farrell
Born: August 28, 1906 in Hammond, Indiana, United States
Died: June 20, 1994 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Chicagoan John O'Neil Farrell won his only major championship in 1926, taking the International Outdoor Championship at pack style skating. Competing overseas only in 1928, he won a bronze medal in the Olympic 500 m in a three-way tie for third. Farrell continued to compete and was again selected for the 500m at the 1932 Olympics, where he reached the final. He returned for his third Olympics in 1936, as the coach of the US Olympic speed skating team. He later worked as a department manager at a Sears department store.
Personal Bests: 500 – 43.6 (1928); 1500 – 2:26.8 (1928); 5000 – 9:21.8 (1928); 10000 – 20:00.9 (1932).
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||United States||USA||3T||Bronze||OR|
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||8|
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||United States||USA||17|
|1932 Winter||25||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||United States||USA||6|
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||3T||OR||43.6|
|1932 Winter||25||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||United States||Final Round||6|
|1932 Winter||25||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||United States||Round One||Heat 3||2||Q|
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||8||2:26.8|