Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Nagano 1998
Games Results Sport Event
Nagano 1998
#6 Short Track Speed Skating 5,000 metres Relay
Lillehammer 1994
Games Results Sport Event
Lillehammer 1994
#25 Short Track Speed Skating 500 metres
#10 Short Track Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#2
Short Track Speed Skating 5,000 metres Relay
Albertville 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Albertville 1992
#=16 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#=24 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#6 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
Calgary 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Calgary 1988
#4 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#2
Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#4 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
#4 Speed Skating 10,000 metres

Eric FLAIM

United States of America
Speed skating
Height
173 cm / 5'8''
Weight
73 kg / 160 pounds
Gender
Male

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Eric FLAIM biography

Starting out as a short track skater, Flaim switched to long track for his international career. In his second senior season, he surprised at the World Sprint Championships by winning the second 1000 m and taking the overall bronze. At the Olympics, starting the week later, Flaim broke the World Record in the 1500 m, only to see André Hoffmann go even faster two pairs later. He closed out the season by unexpectedly winning the World Allround Championships, although the event at the highland rink of Medeo was influenced by weather changes. In the next years, Flaim had a hard time reaching his 1988 level, especially when he suffered a knee injury in 1990. After the Albertville Olympics, he switched back to short-track speed skating, which had now also gained Olympic medal status. Just two years later, he won his second Olympic silver medal, this time as part of the American short track relay team.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 36.98 (1988); 1000 – 1:13.53 (1988); 1500 – 1:52.12 (1988); 5000 – 6:47.09 (1988); 10000 – 14:05.57 (1988).

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