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Colin Hickey

Full name: Colin Edward Hickey
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: July 3, 1931 in Fairfield, Victoria, Australia
Died: January 13, 1999
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

A skating talent from Melbourne, Hickey left for Norway at age 18 to try his luck. Supporting himself as a lumberjack, he initially struggled without any top results. But by the mid-1950s, he had established himself as a decent skater. At the 1956 Olympics, he achieved two seventh places; the only Australian speed skater to ever do better was Colin Coates. Later that year, Hickey also reached the fourth distance of the World Allround Championships, ranking 11th overall after a 5th place in the 1,500 m. He'd equal that overall performance in 1959, and a year later he would become the first Australian to place on the podium of a distance at the allround worlds, coming 3rd in the 500 m.

Personal Bests: 500 – 41.3 (1960); 1500 – 2:11.8 (1956); 5000 – 8:10.0 (1956); 10000 – 17:37.3 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Australia AUS 29
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Australia AUS 30
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Australia AUS 28
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Australia AUS 7T
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Australia AUS 7
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Australia AUS 14
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Australia AUS 27T
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Australia AUS 13
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Australia AUS 14

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 29 46.2
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 7T 41.9
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 13 41.3

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 30 2:30.4 30 1:08 1:49
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 7 2:11.8 27.8 1:00.7 1:35.2
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 14 2:16.1 28 1:02 1:37

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 28 8:57.6 1:04 1:44 2:27 3:10 3:53 4:37 5:20 6:03 6:47 7:31 8:15
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 14 8:10.0 22.0 1:00.6 1:39.4 2:18.3 2:56.9 3:36.2 4:15.6 4:54.6 5:33.6 6:12.7 6:51.8 7:31.2

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Australia Final Standings 27T 17:45.6 41.4 1:20.1 1:59.8 2:41.5 3:23.8 4:06.2 4:48.5 5:30.7 6:13.1 6:55.5 7:37.6 8:20.0 9:02.5 9:44.2 10:26.4 11:08.8 11:52.5 12:36.9 13:19.1 14:02.2 14:46.1 15:31.4 16:16.7 17:02.3
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