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Nicky Gooch

Full name: Nicholas John "Nicky" Gooch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 30, 1973 in Roehampton, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Aldwych Speed Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Eight times a British champion and four times an Olympian, Gooch was the first Briton to win an Olympic speed skating medal of any colour at any discipline. Gooch’s greatest success came at Lillehammer in 1994 when he won the bronze medal in the 500m just four days after being disqualified from the silver medal position in the 1000m for barging an opponent. He was a three time medallist at World Championships, twice in the relay and once, in 1996, at 1500m and set an unofficial world best in the longer event though lack of electronic timing meant it was never ratified as a world record. Gooch suffered from illness and performed well below par in Nagano and was past his best by the 2002 Olympics. After his retirement from competition he joined the staff of the national speed skating association and served as assistant coach to the national team. In 2006 his skating technique was motion-captured and served as the basis for a sequence in an award-winning television commercial where a Citroen car turns into a speed-skating robot.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Great Britain GBR 26
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 6
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Great Britain GBR 7
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Great Britain GBR 29
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Great Britain GBR 22
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 7
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Great Britain GBR 27
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 17

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS BT
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 3
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Round A Final 3 43.68
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 44.40 3
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 44.25 3
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 1 Q/OR 44.03 5
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 29 1 1:08.91
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Three 4 1:08.907 1

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 26 1 2:24.43
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Two 4 1 2:24.43
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 7 9 DQ
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Round A Final AC DQ
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 3 1:31.77
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 Q 3 1:32.00
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 Q 3 1:32.05
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 22 2 1:33.638
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Five 3 2 1:33.638
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 27 8 1:38.034
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Eight 4 8 1:38.034

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 17 18 2:25.903
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 5 2:25.903
2002 Winter 29 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain Round One Heat Two 3 Q 13 2:27.084

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Final Standings 6
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 3
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 1
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Final Round B Final 2
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Final Standings 7
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Final Round B Final 3
1998 Winter 25 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 3
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