Full Name: Jessica Smith
Birthday: October 14, 1983
Hometown: Melvindale, Michigan
Current Residence: West Jordan, Utah
Coach: Jae Su Chun
Career Highlights: 4th in the 1000m at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games; 2nd in the 3000m 2014 World Championships Montreal, Canada; US Olympic Trial Single Distance champion in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m
Teams you have been/are on: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 World Championship and World Cup team member
How did you get into speedskating? I started as an inline speed skater on wheels and made the transition to the ice to become an Olympian.
What is your most memorable speedskating moment? Skating in the 2014 Olympics
What movie or book have you seen/read recently you would recommend? Why? Miracle; it’s always inspiring every time I watch it.
Favorite food? Mexican
Who is your celebrity crush? Adam Levine
Dream job? Owning my own Business
Favorite city? Zurich
When I am not training, you can find me… playing with my puppy dog Hurley!
One thing I have promised myself to do someday is… to make a difference in someone’s life!
What is your charity involvement? Play Well Play Safe foundation. Bringing health and wellness through sport.
What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? I was able to continue doing what I love to do with the support of my Fiancé and family.
What are your plans after speedskating? to have a family and start my own Business.
Do you have any good luck charms/superstitions/routines? if something is working in the beginning of the week I try not to change it. Sometimes that means wearing the same sports bra! =) but Shhhhh don’t tell anyone!
Favorite quote? There is no such thing as CAN’T!
If you had one day to live over again, what day would you pick? I think I would race the 1000m in the Olympics again.
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