Tom Plant was born November 6, 1957. He was a member of the World Junior Speed Skating team in 1978, the World Sprint team in 1979 and 1980, the World Speed Skating team in 1980, and the Olympic team in 1980. Throughout these competitions he won the gold medal in the 500m and the bronze in the 1000m in 1980 World Sprint Championship, along with the silver medal in 1980 World Speed Skating Championship.
Tom Plant competed in the World Junior Championships in 1978 and in the World Sprints in 1979-80. In 1980 at the World Sprints, Plant placed third overall, and won one of the 500s. He also skated that year at the World Championships, placing second in the 500. He later settled near Las Vegas and has worked in the investment business.
Personal Bests: 500 38.66 (1980); 1000 1:16.03 (1980); 1500 1:58.73 (1980); 50007:30.14 (1980); 10000 16:30.94 (1980).