Jessica Smith-Kooreman

Speedskating

Name: Jessica Smith-Kooreman
Sport: Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5-0
DOB: 10/14/1983
Hometown: Melvindale, Mich.
High School: Cabrini High School (Allen Park, Mich.)
Olympic Experience
  • 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games - 4th 1000m; 6th 1500-meter; failed to qualify in 500m
World Championship Experience
  • 2015-16 Short Track World Championships Team Member
  • 2013-14 World Championships - 3000m silver
  • 2011-12 World Championships - 3000m relay silver
  • 2010-11 World Team Championships - bronze
  • 2008-09 World Team Championships - bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016-17 Short Track National Team Member
  • 2015-16 Short Track National Team Member
  • 2015-16 Short Track Fall World Cup Team Member
  • 2014 Olympic Trials - 500m gold; 1000m gold; 1500m gold
Personal: Daughter of Rick and Reina...Has one younger brother, Travis...Married to Michael Kooreman, who is a former speed skater and coach...Began roller skating at the age of one...Also took ballet lessons and modeled...Enjoys shopping, watching movies and playing golf...Aspires to work in real estate after her speed skating career is over...just recently got her real estate license...Has volunteered with Play Well Play Safe...Is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers...Her sport idols are Serena and Venus Williams ...She is addicted to the game Candy Crush...Favorite food: Mexican...Favorite quote: "No such thing as can't."

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