Kristin Armstrong

Cycling

Name: Kristin Armstrong
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Road Race, Time Trial
Height: 5-8
Weight: 128
DOB: 8/11/1973
Birthplace: Memphis, Tenn.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
High School: Kubasaki High School (Okinawa, Japan) ‘91
College: University of Idaho '95, Exercise physiology
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (time trial); DNF (road race)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (time trial); 35th (road race)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (time trial); 25th (road race)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, 8th (road race)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 5th (time trial)
  • Years of participation: 2005-07, 2009, 2015
  • Medals: 4 (2 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2006, 2009 (time trial)
  • Silver – 2007 (time trial)
  • Bronze – 2005 (time trial)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2003 Pan American Games, bronze (time trial)
Personal: Daughter of William and Cora Armstrong...Has one brother, Eric...Born into a military family, spending her early childhood in Tennessee and California before attending high school in Japan...Married Joe Savola in 2007...Has one son, Lucas...Previously served as a project manager for an advertising agency...Prior to her cycling career, she was a world-class triathlete and competed in the 1999 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii...After being diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hips she was forced away from high-impact activities, such as running...Co-owner of K-Edge Cycling Solutions, a component manufacturer that received its start designing and manufacturing chain catchers for her Olympic bikes...Active with the YMCA, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and community-building activities...Enjoys being a mom, mountain biking, cooking and Nordic skiing...Announced her return to professional cycling in 2015.

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