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19, December, 2020
Contact: Andrea DiCristoforo
US Speedskating and Toyota Announce the nomination of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Short Track Team
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – US Speedskating and Toyota announced today the nomination of seven athletes to represent Team USA in Short Track Speed Skating at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The naming of the Team was made after the conclusion of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Short Track Speedskating held this weekend at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City, UT.
2022 Team USA Short Track Nominated Olympic Team
27 years old | Fairfield, CT
21 years old | Reston, VA
20 years old | Tacoma, WA
21 years old | Medfield, MA
17 years old | Bellevue, WA
26 years old | Ann Arbor, MI
20 years old | Warrington, PA
“As a proud partner of US Speedskating, we are excited to support the announcement of the athletes nominated to the 2022 U.S. Olympic Short Track Team,” said Dedra DeLilli, group manager, sponsorship strategy, integration & activation, Toyota Motor North America. “This nomination is a testament to the hard work that these elite athletes have dedicated to the sport and we wish them the best of luck as they represent Team USA on the world’s biggest stage.”
“US Speedskating is incredibly proud of the seven athletes nominated to represent Team USA in Short Track Speed Skating in Beijing,” said Ted Morris, Executive Director of US Speedskating. It was a fantastic weekend of racing at the Short Track Olympic Trials. The grit and determination these skaters demonstrated sets them up for success at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.”
The nominated athletes qualified this weekend at the U.S. Short Track Olympic Trials over three days of racing. The athletes were selected based on their overall performance through six individual races (two 1500m races, two 1000m races and two 500m races). The top five women and top two men qualified for the team.
Short Track at the Olympic Games
US Speedskating has produced 88 Olympic medals to date, more than any other US winter sport, as well as several of the greatest feats in Winter Olympics history. Among them are the five gold medals won by 21-year old Eric Heiden at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, Cathy Turner capturing the first Olympic medal for short track speed skating in 1992, Bonnie Blair - the most decorated female US Winter Olympian (six medals) – and Apolo Anton Ohno - the most decorated US Winter Olympian (eight medals).
The 2022 U.S. Long Track Olympic Team will be named on January 9, 2022.
About US Speedskating
From Pond to Podium, we are US Speedskating. We grow and nurture a sport where all ages can experience the thrill of speed and the camaraderie of the skating community. US Speedskating is responsible for the development of speed skating from grassroots to the highest elite racing programs. US Speedskating is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union as the governing body for the sport of speed skating in the United States. The Organization has won 88 Olympic medals to-date, making it one of the most successful sports in U.S. Olympic history. US Speedskating is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, on Facebook and at www.usspeedskating.org.