Michael HADSCHIEFF

Austria AUT

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Sarajevo 1984
  • Year of Birth
    1963
Olympic Results

Biography

Michael HADSCHIEFF

Arguably the best male Austrian speed skater of all time, Michael Hadschieff had his greatest years in 1987 and 1988. In the former year, he placed second in the European Allround Championships, while ranking third in the Worlds. The following season, he placed fourth in both events, but earned two medals at the Calgary Olympics. In the 10,000 m, he broke the Olympic record, but was later bettered by Tomas Gustafson who set a new world record. In that race Hadschieff was noted for wearing a red visor as an extension of his suit (for protection of his contact lenses against the dry air) and a plastic board under his suit to improve his aerodynamics. Earlier in the tournament, Hadschieff had already placed third in the 1,500 m. In addition to these prizes, Hadschieff captured the 1,500 m World Cup in both the 1986 and 1989 seasons - the latter shared with Eric Flaim. Hadschieff, whose brothers Markus and Julian where also skaters as juniors, collected seven Austrian allround titles, as well as six sprint titles. After ending his career in 1994, he started his business career, and among others worked for sports manufacturer Puma and as a career advisor for other athletes.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.85 (1989); 1000 – 1:13.84 (1988); 1500 – 1:52.31 (1988); 5000 – 6:47.93 (1988); 10000 – 13:56.11 (1988).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#17
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#9
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#9
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#24
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#14
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#10
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#26
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#6
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#5
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
S
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

#32
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#22
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#20
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#13
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#5
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating