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Dick Hunt

Full name: Richard Howard "Dick" Hunt
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: October 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Pasadena AA, Pasadena (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Dick Hunt competed in two Winter Olympics as a speed skater but has continued to compete in sports throughout his life, moving on to cross-country skiing and cycling. Hunt retired from speed skating after failing to make the 1968 Olympic team, and focused on his career as a fireman. He retired from firefighting in 1978. But with cross-country skiing moving into the skate-style technique in the late 1970s, Hunt began cross-country skiing in 1978 and won his age group in his first race, the Boulder Mountain Ski Tour. He was hooked on the sport and was later enlisted by the US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) to teach skating techniques to their cross-country skiers. In 1988 he was also the coach of the Korean cross-country ski team at the Calgary Olympics. Hunt started competing in Masters cross-country, winning the 1991 Masters World Cup. He was also a 10-time champion in the Great American Ski Race. In 1991 Hunt helped form the American Cross-Country Skiiers (AXCS), which broke Masters skiing away from the USSA. Settling in Bend, Oregon, Hunt has also won several Masters National Championships in cycling.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.7 (1964); 1500 – 2:10.8 (1964); 5000 – 8:03.6 (1964); 10000 – 17:29.2 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 17
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 17
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 15
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 20

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 2:17.7 29 1:04 1:40
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 2:14.4 28 1:02 1:38

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
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 8:21.3 21 57 1:36 2:15 2:55 3:35 4:16 4:57 5:38 6:19 6:59 7:41
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 20 8:09.7 21 57 1:33 2:10 2:49 3:28 4:08 4:48 5:28 6:09 6:49 7:30
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