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Herb Taylor

Full name: Herbert George "Herb" Taylor
Gender: Male
Born: December 20, 1906 in New York, New York, United States
Died: January 26, 1981 in Palo Alto, California, United States
Affiliations: Iceland Skating Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Herb Taylor represented the Iceland Skating Club of New York at the 1932 Olympics. At the time of the Lake Placid Olympics he lived in Woodside, Long Island. At the Olympics, he was leading the 1,500 metre race on the final lap, when he fell and finished last of the finalists, enabling Jack Shea to move ahead and win. In 1933 he competed for the United States in a dual meet in Oslo against Norway.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.8 (1933); 1500 – 2:23.3 (1933); 5000 – 8:46.1 (1934); 10000 – 17:51.4 (1933).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Winter 25 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 6
1932 Winter 25 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 4

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Winter 25 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Round 6
1932 Winter 25 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Round One Heat 1 1 Q 2:49.3

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Winter 25 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Round 4
1932 Winter 25 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Round One Heat 2 2 Q
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