Full name: Richard Edward Donovan
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Born: May 29, 1901 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: May 13, 1985 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Duke Donovan competed in major US speed skating competitions from 1921 through 1926. His biggest victory was in the All-around at the International Silver Cup in 1922. In the US Championships All-around, he was second in 1923 and third in 1922. He also had second place finishes in the 1923 Adirondack Gold Cup and the 1924 International, held in Saint John, New Brunswick. Donovan worked as a clerk in St. Paul during his competitive career.
Personal Bests: 5000 â 9:05.6 (1924); 10000 â 18:57.0 (1924).
|1924 Winter||22||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||United States||USA||8|
|1924 Winter||22||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 10,000 metres||United States||USA||9|
|1924 Winter||22||Chamonix||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||8||9:05.6|
|1924 Winter||22||Chamonix||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||9||18:57.0|