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Kristina Groves

Kristina Groves
  • Born: 12/04/1976
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 66kg
  • Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario

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Kristina Groves is a three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medallist. At Turin 2006 she won a pair of silver medals in the 1500m and the team pursuit. She ended her Olympic career at Vancouver 2010 with two more medals, silver in the 1500m and bronze in the 3000m.

World Championship Results

2009 (Richmond, CAN): Gold – pursuit; Bronze – 3,000 metres; Bronze – 5,000 metres; 9th – 1,000 metres 2008 (Nagano, JPN): Gold – 3,000 metres; Silver – 1,000 metres; Silver – Pursuit; Bronze – 1,500 metres; Bronze – 5,000 metres 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA): Gold – pursuit; Bronze – 5,000 metres; Bronze – 1,500 metres; 6th – 1,000 metres; 8th – 3,000 metres 2005 (Inzell, GER): Silver – pursuit; Bronze – 3,000 metres; 4th – 5,000 metres; 12th – 1,500 metres 2004 (Seoul, KOR): 6th – 3,000 metres; 8th – 5,000 metres; 13th – 1,500 metres 2003 (Berlin, GER): 6th – 3,000 metres; 6th – 5,000 metres; 13th – 1,500 metres 2001 (Salt Lake City, USA): 7th – 5,000 metres; 14th – 3,000 metres; 17th – 1,500 metres 1999 (Heerenveen, NED): 18th – 3,000 metres; 19th – 1,500 metres

Career Notes

2009-10: Captured eight World Cup medals (four gold, two silver, two bronze) … Canadian champion in 1,000, 1,500 and 5,000 metres. 2008-09: Won 12 World Cup medals (four gold, three silver and five bronze) … Captured overall World Cup title in 1,500 metres for second consecutive season … Also finished second overall in 1,000-metre standings, and third overall in combined 3000/5000m standings … Earned silver medal overall at World Allround Championships, placing in top five in all distances … Won gold in team pursuit and bronze in both 3,000 and 5,000 metres at Single Distances WC at Richmond Oval. 2007-08: Won first overall World Cup title in 1,500 metres … Captured nine World Cup medals (two gold, four silver, three bronze) … Finished in top five in all distances at Allround WC and finished 3rd overall … Closed season with five medals at Single Distance WC … Won first individual world title in 3,000 metres while capturing silver in 1,000 metres and team pursuit and bronze in 1,500 and 5,000 metres. 2006-07: Finished third overall in 1,500 metres World Cup standings … Won two individual bronze medals (1,500 and 5,000 metres) and gold in team pursuit at Single Distance WC. 2005-06: Won two Olympic silver medals, finishing second behind teammate Cindy Klassen in 1,500 metres and sharing silver with Klassen and teammates in team pursuit … Captured podium finishes in three of four races at Allround WC, finishing 3rd overall. Pre-2005: Captured first career podium at Single Distance WC during 2004-05 season, finishing third in 3,000 metres and second in team pursuit … Won first individual World Cup medal during 2003-04 season; gold in 3,000 metres in Hamar, NOR … Made Olympic debut in 2002, with top finish eighth in 3,000 metres … Joined national team in 1998-99.

Personal

Athlete ambassador for Right to Play … Member of David Suzuki Play it Cool program … Member of Clean Air Champions … Graduated from University of Calgary in 2004 (Kinesiology).

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2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Women - 20
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track3,000m - Women - 8
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track5,000m - Women - 10
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Women - 5
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Women - Silver
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track3,000m - Women - 8
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track5,000m - Women - 6
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long TrackTeam Pursuit - Women - Silver
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Women - 4
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Women - Silver
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track3,000m - Women - Bronze
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track5,000m - Women - 6
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long TrackTeam Pursuit - Women - 5
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