Peter MUELLER

United States of America USA

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1976
  • Year of Birth
    1954
Olympic Results

Biography

Peter MUELLER

Peter Mueller was one of the top sprinters American speed skating has ever produced. Exclusively a sprinter, he competed in the World Sprints in 1974 and 1975 and did well, but gave no hint he could win the gold medal in 1976 in the first ever Olympic 1,000 meter competition. Although overshadowed by Eric Heiden, between 1976 and 1980 Mueller proved himself one of the top sprinters in the world, finishing second in the 1977 World Sprints and fourth in the 1979 World Sprints. It was thought he could win another medal at Lake Placid, but he finished fifth in his specialty, the 1,000 meters. In September 1977, Mueller married Leah Poulos, a three-time Olympic speed skating medalist.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.71 (1980); 1000 – 1:15.33 (1980); 1500 – 2:05.21 (1977); 5000 – 8:13.40 (1976).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lake Placid 1980

#5
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1976

#5
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating