Name: Heather Richardson
Long Track Speedskating
500m, 1000m, 1500m
Current Residence:
Salt Lake City, Utah

Olympic Experience:

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 6th in women's team pursuit, 7th in women's 1000m, 7th in women's 1500m, 8th in women's 500m
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 6th in women's 500m, 9th in women's 1000m, 16th in women's 1500m

Career Highlights:

  • 15-time World Cup 1000m medalist (eight gold, six silver, one bronze)
  • 11-time World Cup 500m medalist (four silver, seven bronze)
  • 2013, World Cup overall 1000m champion
  • 2013, World Sprint Championships overall champion
  • 2012, U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships sprint champion
  • 2012, U.S. Single Distance Long Track Championships gold medalist (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m)
  • 2011, World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships 1000m bronze medalist
  • 2011, World Cup overall 1000m champion
  • 2011, U.S. sprint Champion

Fun Facts: Favorite food is Chick-Fil-A ... Wants to go to dental school after speedskating ... Plays volleyball and softball

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