In 1994, the final year of his speed skatingcareer, Koss gained fame outside the speed skating world by winning three gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in his native Norway, winning all races in new world records, two of which would remain unbeaten until the clap skate
One speed-up invention: the clap skate
, which makes revolutionary use of a skater's biomechanics (body movement).
sports: bodyboard, clap skate
, cross-train, five hole, trash talk, wallyball
As speed skaters swoosh on ice in this year's Winter Olympics, don't be surprised to hear their clapping feet--thanks to new clap skates