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John O'Neil Farrell

Full name: John O'Neil Farrell
Gender: Male
Born: August 28, 1906 in Hammond, Indiana, United States
Died: June 20, 1994 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8 2:26.8

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 9:29.2 1:09.5 1:49.0 2:38.0 3:22.0 4:06.0 4:52.0 5:37.0 6:22.0 7:09.0 7:55.5 8:42.8