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Erik Henriksen

Full name: Erik Christian Henriksen
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: April 8, 1958 in Champaign, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Erik Henriksen was from Milwaukee. He competed internationally for the US from 1979-88, although he did come out of retirement to skate one World Cup event in Milwaukee in January 1994. A pure sprinter, Henriksen competed at the World Sprint Championship every year from 1981-88. He was at his best in the 1,000, and although he never won a major international race, he had 10 podium finishes in the 1,000 and three in the 500. Henriksen attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, studying pre-law, but he never practiced law, instead becoming a writer.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.40 (1987); 1000 – 1:14.53 (1987); 1500 – 1:56.21 (1987); 5000 – 7:51.43 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 20T
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 11
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 21
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 15

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 20T 39.45 10.70
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 37.50 10.31

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 11 1:17.64 17.89 46.52

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1984 Winter 25 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 21 2:02.20 25.41 55.37 1:27.58