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Roger Capan

Full name: Roger James Capan
Gender: Male
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: USA 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 – 41.5 (1968); 1500 – 2:12.1 (1968); 5000 – 8:37.0 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 34T

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 34T 2:13.6 26 59 1:35
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