Name: Kimani Griffin
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Long Track Speedskating
Height: 6-2
DOB: 7/2/1990
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games - 500m 26th
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - came in 3rd in the 500m
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Fall Long Track World Cup Team - 500m, 1000m, 1500m
  • 2018-19 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2017-18 World Cup Salt Lake City - B 500m 9th; B 500m 25th
  • 2017-18 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 World Cup Heerenveen - Team Sprint gold
  • 2016-17 World Cup Berlin - 1000m 3rd B Division
  • 2016-17 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2015-16 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2015-16 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2015-16 Canada Cup Final - 500m silver; 1000m bronze
  • 2015-16 American Cup Final - 500m gold; 1000m silver
  • 2014-15 Long Track National Training Program
  • 2014-15 Long Track World Cup Team
  • 2014-15 American Cup Final - 500m gold; 1000m gold
  • 2013-14 American Cup Final - 500m gold; 1000m gold; 1000m silver
  • 2012-13 American Cup Fianl - 500m gold; 1000m gold
  • 2011-12 American Cup 2 - 1000m silver; 500m bronze
  • 2010-11 Champions Challenge - 1000m silver
Personal: Started skating inline at the age of seven...Became interested in skating when he saw the speed team practicing at his local rink when he was at a school party...He is his biggest fan and critic...Has two dogs named Sophie & Bull...Enjoys camping, hiking & traveling...He dances every time he cooks or cleans...Believes that putting shoes and or/hats on his bed is bad luck...Collects rocks, gems and minerals...Is a classically trained guitarist who has performed on PBS's "From the Top at Carnegie Hall"...Favorite place speed skating has taken him: Cali, Colombia...Favorite holiday tradition: Eating traditional Italian food at grandma's house for Christmas...Favorite quote: "Think for yourself and question authority." - Timothy Leary...Favorite food: Buffalo wings, donuts & pizza...Favorite Musician: Tipper