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Bill Lanigan

Full name: William Thomas "Bill" Lanigan
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: August 6, 1947 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Bill Lanigan won multiple US speed skating titles, starting in 1964 and 1965 with the US Intermediate Short-Track titles. He was US short-track champion in 1966-67, and 1969, and the US Open short-track champion in 1968 and 1969. Lanigan competed multiple times for the US internationally. In addition to his two Olympic appearances, he competed at five World Championships (1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973) and two World Sprint Championships (1970, 1973). His best performance on the international stage came at the 1973 World Championships when he won the 500 metre distance title. Lanigan attended Marquette University, graduating in 1970. He later worked in product development for Amskate Company, and helped design a body jacket for people recovering from back injuries or surgery.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.5 (1972); 1000 – 1:21.5 (1972); 1500 – 2:04.2 (1972); 5000 – 7:45.2 (1972); 10000 – 16:37.6 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 24T
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 24
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 21
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 25

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24T 2:11.7 27 1:00 1:35
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 25 2:12.31 27.63 1:00.78 1:36.26

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
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24 7:57.7 20 55 1:31 2:08 2:45 3:23 4:02 4:40 5:19 5:59 6:39 7:18

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
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 21 16:50.1 40 1:18 1:56 2:34 3:13 3:52 4:32 5:12 5:53 6:35 7:15 7:56 8:38 9:19 9:59 10:41 11:22 12:03 12:44 13:26 14:08 14:50 15:30 16:10
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