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Casey FitzRandolph

Full name: Casey J. FitzRandolph
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: January 21, 1975 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Verona
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Casey FitzRandolph had his first big international success in 1997 when he won two 1000 m World Cup races in Calgary and skated the second fastest 1,000 m ever. Although he hoped to medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, he had problems with the clap skates, and placed sixth and seventh in the 500 and 1,000, respectively. While he was a top sprinter on the World Cup circuit in the next few years, with several podium placements, he had no other World Cup wins coming into Salt Lake City, and was not favored. But he was helped in the 500 when Canadian favorite Jeremy Wotherspoon fell in the first race. FitzRandolph led after the first day with the second fastest 500 ever, 34.42, and hung on to narrowly defeat Hiroyasu Shimizu of Japan. FitzRandolph's two best finishes at the World Sprint Championships were second in 2002 and third in 1997, and he won a bronze in the 500 at the 2001 World Single Distance Championships.

Personal Bests: 500 – 34.42 (2002)/1:09.23 (2002); 1000 – 1:08.06 (2002); 1500 – 1:46.31 (2006); 3000 – 4:04.25 (2000); 5000 – 6:59.38 (2000); Sprint Combination – 138.770 (2005).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 6
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 7
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 31
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 7
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 12
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 9

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 6 72.20
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating United States Race 1 3 OR 35.81 9.77
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating United States Race 2 13T 36.39 9.87
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 1 OR 69.23
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Race 1 1 OR 34.42 9.44
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Race 2 6T 34.81 9.70
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 71.12
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating United States Race 1 18 35.78 9.89
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating United States Race 2 8 35.34 9.74

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 1:11.64 16.75 43.23
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 1:08.15 16.09 40.90
2006 Winter 31 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 9 1:09.59 16.58 41.91

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 31 1:53.26 24.20 51.82 1:21.14