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Dave Silk

Full name: David William "Dave" Silk
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 18, 1965 in Butte, Montana, United States
Affiliations: Butte
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Dave Silk skated the World Cup circuit from 1985 through 1988. He competed at the 1983 World Junior Championships and the World Championships from 1985-88 and 1990. At the 1988 World Championships, Silk won the 1,500 metres, and won the 1986 World Cup Final at 5,000 metres. During his career he had six podium finishes in World Cup races. Silk also competed in cycling, winning the Pintlar Classic in Montana in 1981, and the Citizen's Class Cycling Race at the Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman, Montana in 1981. Silk was known for a time as Bonnie Blair's boyfriend, though they never married. When his sports career ended, Silk studied medicine at the University of Washington Medical School, then did a residency in ER medicine at Michigan State University. He has become an emergency room physician in Helena, Montana.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.96 (1988); 1000 – 1:16.97 (1986); 1500 – 1:53.66 (1988); 5000 – 6:49.95 (1988); 10000 – 14:25.56 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 15
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 6
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 14

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 1:55.26 25.45 54.51 1:24.42

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
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 6 6:49.95 19.40 51.19 1:23.26 1:55.37 2:27.30 2:59.47 3:31.69 4:03.92 4:36.39 5:08.91 5:41.99 6:15.66

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 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 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Speed Skating United States Final Standings 14 14:25.56 38.20 1:12.92 1:47.47 2:22.00 2:56.58 3:31.00 4:04.71 4:38.85 5:13.10 5:47.15 6:21.58 6:55.82 7:30.20 8:04.82 8:39.32 9:13.81 9:48.29 10:22.69 10:57.23 11:31.77 12:06.46 12:41.24 13:16.13 13:51.00