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Robert Petersen

Full name: Robert Grover Petersen
Gender: Male
Born: September 2, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 1, 2000 in West Bend, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Sisson Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Bob Petersen competed in the 1936 World Cup in Helsinki, after the Winter Olympics. His best US tournaments were the 1936 Middle Atlantic Championships and the 1937 Great Lakes Speed Skating Carnival, where he finished second both times. Petersen later worked for Tecumseh Products in Wisconsin as a personnel director for 33 years. He suffered for the last few years of his life, eventually dying from a progressive neurologic disorder.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.7 (1936); 1500 – 2:24.0 (1936); 5000 – 8:46.5 (1936); 10000 – 18:23.6 (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 11T
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 17
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 11
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA AC DNF

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating United States Final Standings 11T 45.0

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating United States Final Standings 17 2:25.4 29.5 1:05.0 1:44.0

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
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating United States Final Standings 11 8:46.5 1:02 1:42 2:22 3:03 3:45 4:26 5:09 5:53 6:37 7:20 8:05

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank 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
1936 Winter 21 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating United States Final Standings AC DNF 44.0 1:25.0 2:06.0 2:48.0 3:31.0 4:14.0 4:57.0 5:39.0 6:24.0 7:08.0 7:52.0 8:37.0 9:21.0 10:05.0 10:50.0 11:36.0 12:21.0 13:06.5 13:52.5
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