Eric FLAIM

United States of America USA

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    2 S
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Calgary 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1967
Olympic Results

Biography

Eric FLAIM

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).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

#6
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#25
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#10
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
S
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#=16
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#=24
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#6
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#4
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
S
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#4
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#4
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating