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Mike Woods

Full name: Michael Paul "Mike" Woods
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 15, 1952 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: WASSC, West Allis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Mike Woods was one of the greatest distance skaters ever produced in the United States. In addition to his three Olympic appearances, Woods competed internationally from 1972, starting at the World Juniors, thru the 1984 season, in which he placed 12th in the World Championships, and second that year in the 10K. Woods won the 10K at the 1980 World Championships, and was second in the 5K at the 1979 Worlds. All-around he was fourth at the 1980 World Championships and at the 1979 Uniekass Trophy Meet. Woods attended Marquette, graduating in 1974 magna cum laude. He later attended medical school and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics while in his anaesthesiology residency. Woods now practices as an anaesthesiologist.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 39.2 (1978); 1000 – 1:19.00 (1978); 1500 – 1:58.57 (1980); 5000 – 7:05.83 (1980); 10000 – 14:39.53 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 23
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 12
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 12
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 7
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 4
1984 Winter 31 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 12
1984 Winter 31 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 7

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 23 2:08.77 26.60 58.04 1:32.93

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
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 7:48.08 20.52 56.10 1:32.40 2:08.91 2:45.74 3:22.56 4:00.06 4:37.60 5:15.25 5:53.04 6:31.40 7:09.94
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 7:10.39 20.08 51.99 1:24.78 1:57.63 2:30.78 3:04.32 3:38.20 4:12.78 4:47.55 5:22.38 5:57.32 6:33.05
1984 Winter 31 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 7:24.81 20.41 54.03 1:28.34 2:02.97 2:37.62 3:12.05 3:46.70 4:21.68 4:57.16 5:32.65 6:09.04 6:46.80

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
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating United States Final Standings 12 15:53.42 39.14 1:16.37 1:53.36 2:30.18 3:06.73 3:43.42 4:20.48 4:57.89 5:35.25 6:13.06 6:51.27 7:29.61 8:08.27 8:46.90 9:25.25 10:03.72 10:42.20 11:20.78 11:59.47 12:38.46 13:17.79 13:57.12 14:36.21 15:15.16
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating United States Final Standings 4 14:39.53 38.18 1:12.77 1:47.75 2:22.86 2:57.87 3:32.78 4:08.27 4:43.09 5:18.47 5:53.31 6:27.89 7:02.91 7:37.88 8:12.89 8:47.48 9:22.14 9:56.49 10:30.98 11:05.55 11:40.98 12:16.46 12:52.25 13:28.26 14:04.64
1984 Winter 31 Sarajevo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 14:57.30 38.35 1:12.33 1:47.96 2:23.57 2:58.96 3:33.72 4:08.64 4:43.92 5:19.39 5:54.98 6:30.77 7:06.76 7:42.25 8:17.02 8:53.79 9:29.60 10:05.26 10:40.70 11:16.89 11:53.27 12:29.98 13:06.29 13:43.76 14:20.65
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