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Denny Morrison

Full name: Denny Morrison
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: September 8, 1985 in Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: FSJ Elks Speed Skating Club, Fort St. John (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Denny Morrison has been a speed skater since the age of three, having chosen the sport after discovering his local arena had no opportunities in ice hockey for children of his age. His father wanted him to become a lawyer, doctor, or engineer but, although he excelled at both academics and athletics, it was the latter that captured his interest and, until the end of the 2002-2003 season, he was both a short and long track speed skater. After focusing on long track, his first professional medal came at the Olympic Games in 2006 where he won silver as a participant in the team pursuit. He claimed his first individual medal, gold, at a 1,000m event during the 2007 World Cup. Later in the year he took silver in the team pursuit and 1,000m events at the World Champions, as well as bronze in the 1,500m. In 2008 he won gold in the 1,500m and bronze in the 1000m at the World Championships, as well as silver medals at World Cup 1,000m and team pursuit tournaments. One week after his gold medal win in the 1,500m, he set a world record at that distance, which still stands as of 2010. During the 2009 World Cup, he claimed gold in team pursuit and silver in 1,000m events and was later named Canadian Male Long Track Speed Skater of the Year. He won his first Olympic gold in his native country in 2010 in the team pursuit competition. His older brother Jay is also a speed skater on the Canadian National Team.

Results

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 19 1:10.44 17.13 43.13
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 13 1:10.30 16.95 42.69
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 2 1:08.43 16.66 41.75

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 11 1:48.04 24.18 50.28 1:17.84
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 9 1:46.93 23.86 49.95 1:17.34
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 3 1:45.22 23.49 48.92 1:15.92

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
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 18 6:33.77 19.02 50.09 1:21.18 1:52.04 2:22.58 2:53.02 3:23.71 3:54.82 4:25.99 4:57.19 5:28.73 6:00.72

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat 2 1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Heat 4 1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Qualifying Round 1
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round Final A 1
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat 1 1
2010 Winter 24 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Heat 1 1
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round Final B 2
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat 1 2
2014 Winter 28 Sochi Speed Skating Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Heat 1 1
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