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Art Seaman

Full name: Arthur Francis "Art" Seaman
Gender: Male
Born: January 17, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 10, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Lawrence Wennell Powderhorn Skating Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating


Art Seaman was a Minneapolis native who represented the Powderhorn Speedskating Club. He began skating at only five at Longfellow Park in Minneapolis. Seaman also became a well-known local dancer, and worked various odd jobs, being described as a jack-of-all-trades. A documentary movie was made of life and Olympic experience, entitled "Skating the Pacific to Europe", which detailed how he danced and skated his way to Europe for the Olympics. It was one of five award-winning films at the 2007 MNHS MGG (Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota’s Greatest Generation) Moving Pictures Festival.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.0 (1948); 10000 – 21:34.8 (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 18

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 9.6k
1948 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating United States Final Standings 18 21:34.8 49 1:36 2:24 3:13 4:02 4:50 5:39 6:29 7:19 8:09 9:02 9:52 10:46 11:40 12:34 13:28 14:23 15:18 16:14 17:10 18:05 18:59 20:48
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