Name: Connie Carpenter-Phinney
Sports: Cycling, Long Track Speedskating
DOB: 2/26/1957
Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: Madison East High School (Madison, Wis.)
College: University of California, Berkeley; University of Colorado
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1972, 1984); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Sapporo 1972, 7th (1,500-meter)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold (road race)
Personal: Grew up near a flooded and frozen playground, where she would skate nearly every night in winter...Finished seventh in the Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972 at just 14 years old...Won the gold medal in road race at the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984...Earned a degree in physiology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in sports science from the University of Colorado...Rowed for the UC Berkeley in the national collegiate championships, winning a title in the 1980 coxless fours...Married professional cyclist Davis Phinney...Mother to a daughter, Kelsey, who is a Nordic ski racer, and a son, Taylor, who is a professional road cyclist who has competed in the Olympic Games and the Tour de France several is nicknamed “America’s First Family of Cycling."