Full name: Roger James Capan
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: May 20, 1945 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: March 2, 2013 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Affiliations: US Air Force, (USA)
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Roger Capan won one US championship in speed skating, in 1957 when he was the US Midget Boys champion. He was a five-time state champion in Missouri. He later attended the University of Illinois, graduating with a degree in biomechanics, but was in the US Air Force in 1968 when he made the Olympic team. Capan became a track coach at the University of Illinois and the University of Nebraska. From 1976-79 he was an instructor and director of strength development and close quarters combat at the US Military Academy. He has since worked in law enforcement, in 2008 with the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians. Capan also later competed in golf long-driving competitions.
Personal Bests: 500 â 41.5 (1968); 1500 â 2:12.1 (1968); 5000 â 8:37.0 (1972).
|1968 Winter||22||Grenoble||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||34T|
|1968 Winter||22||Grenoble||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||34T||2:13.6||26||59||1:35|