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Del Lamb

Full name: Delbert Thomas "Del" Lamb
Gender: Male
Born: October 22, 1914 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: September 25, 2010 in Franklin, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Wisconsin Skating Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Del Lamb competed at the Winter Olympics both before and after World War II. In 1948 he was working for the Milwaukee Fire Department and when he went to St. Moritz for the Olympics, he lost his job. Lamb was a rare American speedskater in that era as he won medals at the World Championships, also both before and after the war. In 1936 he won a distance gold in the 500 m at the Worlds, and in 1950, he won a distance silver in the 500. Lamb coached the 1956 US Olympic speed skating team. In 1948 he ran for and became sheriff of Milwaukee, serving in that post until 1958, when he lost the election. He also ran Del Lamb's Sport and Cycle Shop in Milwaukee. In 1960 Lamb was the Chief Starter for speed skating at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. He is a member of the US Speed Skating Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.6 (1936); 1500 – 2:25.5 (1948); 5000 – 8:54.5 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 5
1948 Winter 33 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 6T

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating United States Final Standings 5 44.2
1948 Winter 33 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 6T 43.6 10.7
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