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17 Jun 1965
183 cm / 88 kg 6'0'' / 193 pounds
Male

Dan Jansen is considered among the greatest sprint speed skaters ever. He won numerous times on the World Cup circuit and at World Championships, and his only failing was a relative lack of success at the Olympic Games. But in some ways his Olympic performances were his greatest success, revealing his character. Jansen competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics before his prime, but in 1988 he won the World Sprint Championships one week before the Olympics and was favored in both the 500 and 1,000 metre races. The day of the 500 metres, he was informed that his sister, Jane,...

Daniel in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    • 8
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
  • Albertville
    Albertville 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Albertville
    Albertville 1992
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • =26
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
  • Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    • AC
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • AC
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 16
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres

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