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Kip Carpenter

Full name: Kip Carpenter
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 30, 1979 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: WASSC, West Allis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of Cory Carpenter.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Kip Carpenter started out as a short-track skater, but switched to long-track in 1998. By the 1999 season he had already moved into the world's elite speed skating sprinters, winning bronzes in the 500 and 1,000 at the World Single Distance Championships. During his career he won 10 medals at the World Single Distance Championships, all in the 500 and 1,000, including golds in the 1,000 in both 2000 and 2006. Carpenter was known for his form and speed on turns, a remnant of his days in short-track. More than just a pure sprinter, he won the 2000 US Allround title. He retired after the 2008 season and coaches an elite speed skating club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Personal Bests: 500 – 34.67 (2002) / 1:09.47 (2002); 1000 – 1:07.89 (2002); 1500 – 1:50.48 (2007); 3000 – 4:55.29 (1994); Sprint Combination – 139.025 (2006).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres United States USA 4
2006 Winter 26 Torino Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 26

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 3 69.47
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Race 1 3 OR 34.68 9.85
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Race 2 5 34.79 9.75
2006 Winter 26 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 26 72.08
2006 Winter 26 Torino Speed Skating United States Race 1 31 36.40 10.11
2006 Winter 26 Torino Speed Skating United States Race 2 17T 35.68 9.83

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2002 Winter 22 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 4 1:07.89 16.57 41.41
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