Full name: Peter Alan Mueller
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: July 27, 1954 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Peter Mueller was one of the top sprinters American speed skating has ever produced. Exclusively a sprinter, he competed in the World Sprints in 1974 and 1975 and did well, but gave no hint he could win the gold medal in 1976 in the first ever Olympic 1,000 meter competition. Although overshadowed by Eric Heiden, between 1976 and 1980 Mueller proved himself one of the top sprinters in the world, finishing second in the 1977 World Sprints and fourth in the 1979 World Sprints. It was thought he could win another medal at Lake Placid, but he finished fifth in his specialty, the 1,000 meters. In September 1977, Mueller married Leah Poulos, a three-time Olympic speed skating medalist.
Personal Bests: 500 – 37.71 (1980); 1000 – 1:15.33 (1980); 1500 – 2:05.21 (1977); 5000 – 8:13.40 (1976).
|1976 Winter||21||Innsbruck||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||United States||USA||5|
|1976 Winter||21||Innsbruck||Speed Skating||Men's 1,000 metres||United States||USA||1||Gold||OR|
|1980 Winter||25||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||Men's 1,000 metres||United States||USA||5|
|1976 Winter||21||Innsbruck||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||5||39.57||10.21|
|1976 Winter||21||Innsbruck||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||1||OR||1:19.32||17.41||46.92|
|1980 Winter||25||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||5||1:17.11||17.56||45.88|