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Richie Wurster

Full name: Richard August "Richie" Wurster
Nickname(s): Richie
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 27, 1942 in Schenectady, New York, United States
Affiliations: Balston Spa Arizona
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of John Wurster.

Biography

Richie Wurster was US long track all-around champion in 1965-66 and almost a decade later, in 1975. He was also runner-up in 1970 and 1971. Wurster also won the North American long-track championship in 1971 and 1975. He competed at the 1965 and 1968 World Championships. His brother, John, also competed in speed skating for the United States at the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics. Wurster was elected to the US Speed Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.

Personal Bests: 500 – 41.5 (1975); 1000 – 1:25.6 (1972); 1500 – 2:08.4 (1968); 5000 – 8:14.4 (1968); 10000 – 17:08.6 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 19

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 19 2:08.4 26 58 1:32
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