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14 Oct 1950 Birmingham, United States of America
163 cm / 59 kg 5'4'' / 129 pounds
Female

A top track cyclist and speed skater at the same time, in 1973 Sheila Young performed the astounding feat of winning World Championships in both sports in the same year. She won the sprint worlds on the ice, the first of three titles (1973, 1975-76), while her sprint title on the velodrome was also the first of three, the others coming in 1976 and 1981. In 1976, Sheila Young won three Olympic speedskating medals at the 1976 Winter Olympics, including a gold medal in the 500 m. She later married cyclist and future directeur sportif Jim Ochowicz. Their daughter Elli...

Sheila in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:1
  • Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
  • Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 17
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres

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