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Jeremy Wotherspoon
  • Born: 10/26/1976
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 85kg
  • Birthplace: Humboldt, Saskatchewan

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Four-time Olympian and 1998 silver medallist in 500 metres … Four-time world sprint champion (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003) … Three-time world champion in 500 metres (2003, 2004, 2008) … 2001 world champion in 1,000 metres … Eight-time overall World Cup champion in 500 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008) … Five-time overall World Cup champion in 1,000 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) … Holds record for most career World Cup wins (67).

World Championship (WC) Results

2008 (Nagano, JPN): Gold – 500 metres; 4th – 1,000 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): Bronze – 500 metres; 8th – 1,000 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): Gold – 500 metres; Silver – 1,000 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): Gold – 500 metres; 9th – 1,000 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold – 1,000 metres; Silver – 500 metres 2000 (Nagano, JPN): Bronze – 500 metres; 4th – 1,000 metres 1999 (Heerenveen, NED): 20th – 500 metres; 23rd – 1,000 metres 1998 (Calgary, CAN): Silver – 1,000 metres; Bronze – 500 metres 1997 (Warsaw, POL): 4th – 1,000 metres; 10th – 500 metres

Career Notes

2009-10: Returned from injury to post 7th-best time (34.65 seconds) in B division race (12/5/09) … Secured berth at Olympic trials with combined time of 1:09.10. 2008-09: Spent season recovering from broken arm suffered in first World Cup stop of season in Berlin, GER (8/11/08). 2007-08: Returned to competition and set new world record in 500 metres (34.03) in first race back (11/9/07) and went on to win nine of 10 World Cup races … Captured overall World Cup title in 500 metres for 8th time and 13th World Cup title overall … Won third Single Distance WC in 500 metres and silver at Sprint WC … Won 67th career race in Heerenveen, NED (2/23/08). 2006-07: Did not compete. 2005-06: Appeared in third Olympic Games … Finished 42nd overall at Sprint WC … Ranked 3rd in 1,000 metres and 4th in 500 metres on World Cup circuit. 2004-05: World Cup champion in 500 metres … Bronze medallist in 500 metres at Single Distance WC and finished 2nd overall at Sprint WC. 2003-04: World Cup champion in 500 metres … Gold and silver medallist at Single Distance WC … Finished 2nd overall at World Sprint Championships. 2002-03: World Sprint Champion (Calgary, Alta.) … World Cup champion in 500 metres. 2001-02: Attended second Olympic Games and finished 13th in 1,000 metres (and did not finish 500 metres) … World Sprint Champion … 500 metres World Cup champion. Pre-2001: Broke eight world records in 500 and 1,000 metres between 1999 and 2001 and won three Sprint WC … Was also overall World Cup champion five times in both distances in that time … Won bronze in 500 metres at 2000 Single Distance WC … Claimed silver in 500 metres and gold in 1,000 metres at 2001 WC … Made Olympic debut and won silver in 500 metres in 1998 … Finished 2nd overall at 1998 Sprint WC and crowned World Cup champion in both distances.

Personal

Has more World Cup victories than any other man … Started speed skating at age eight … Enjoys snowboard and fly fishing … Son of Sharon and Bill … Has two siblings, Danielle (29) and Megan (27).

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1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - 6
1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - Silver
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - 13
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - DNF
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - 11
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - 9
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - 14
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - 9
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