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Eddie Murphy

Full name: Edward S. "Eddie" Murphy
Gender: Male
Born: February 1, 1905 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Died: September 20, 1973 in Bellwood, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A Wisconsin native, Murphy moved to Chicago as a child and lived there most of his life. He competed in North America for most of his life, only travelling to Europe once, for the 1928 Olympics. There he competed in three events, with his best placement being fifth in the 1,500. Four years later, he took advantage of the North American packstyle being used in the Games to win a silver medal in the 5,000 m, the highlight of his career. In North American competition, his best result was a third place in the "World Outdoor Championships" of 1925. In 1932, Murphy also made an appearance in the official World Championships - held in Lake Placid after the Olympics - but achieved poor marks.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.9 (1928); 1500 – 2:25.9 (1928); 5000 – 9:13.0 (1928); 10000 – 20:06.2 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 10
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 5
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 14
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 44.9

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 5 2:25.9

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 14 9:19.5 1:06.2 1:48.2 2:32.2 3:16.0 4:00.2 4:45.0 5:31.0 6:16.3 7:03.2 7:48.3 8:34.0
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Round 2
1932 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Round One Heat 1 2 Q