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Otto Polacsek

Full name: Otto Polacsek
Gender: Male
Born: June 23, 1904
Affiliations: WEV, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Otto Polacsek’s greatest achievements were the gold medal at the 1925 European Championships and the silver medal in the following year, though with limited attendance of the dominating Norwegian skaters. In 1927, he placed 7th at the Europeans. At World Championships he finished 8th (1925) and 13th (1926 and 1928). In Austria he claimed the national championship title in 1924 and set a national record in the 5000 m in 1926. At the Deutsche Kampfspiele in 1925 (German Competitive Games), which were open to Austrians, he won the three longer distances and placed second over 500 m.

Personal Bests: 500 – 47.4 (1928); 1500 – 2:30.0 (1928); 5000 – 8:44.6 (1926); 10000 – 17:51.4 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Austria AUT 21
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Austria AUT 8
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Austria AUT AC

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 21 47.5

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 8 9:08.9 1:04.0 1:46.5 2:29.0 3:12.5 3:56.0 4:41.0 5:25.0 6:10.0 6:55.0 7:40.0 8:25.0

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
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Austria Final Standings AC 20:00.9 47 1:30 2:16 2:59 3:43 4:29 5:15.5 6:02 6:48 7:35 8:25 9:14 10:03 10:50 11:41 12:29 13:18 14:10 14:59 15:48 16:38 17:30 18:23 19:12.5
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