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Steven Elm

Full name: Steven Elm
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: August 12, 1975 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Calgary Speed Skating Club, Calgary (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Speed skater Steven Elm comes from an athletic family; his sister Selina was a former member of the Canadian national team for the sport and his mother Margaret is a Canadian record-holder in short and long track events in the 30-40 age bracket. Steven himself has participated in competitive speed skating since the age of 12, training with Jeremy Wotherspoon, crediting the celebrity of Gaétan Boucher as his inspiration, and competing in his first World Junior Championships in 1994. His first major medals came in 1997 when he won bronze in the 1,500 m and 5,000 m events at the Canadian Allround Championships and his first international podium finishes occurred within a year at the 1997-1998 World Cup in the same events. In 1998 he claimed the Canadian allround title. A veteran of three Winter Olympic Games from 1998 through 2006, Elm took silver in the team pursuit event in 2006. He held the world record in the 3,000 m event from 1999-2000, the same year when he claimed one silver and three gold medals at the 2000 Canadian Allround Championships. As of 2009, Elm has numerous podium finishes at World Cup events and Canadian Championships in addition to his Olympic Silver, but no World Championship medals, and is a student at the University of Calgary.

Personal Bests: 500 - 35.81 (2006); 1000 - 1:08.60 (2008); 1500 - 1:44.22 (2008); 5000 - 6:22.79 (2006); 10000 - 13:36.25 (2007).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 25
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 23
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 18
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 23
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 29
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 12T
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 22
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 29 1:11.36 17.38 43.66

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 25 1:52.70 24.96 52.89 1:22.28
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 18 1:46.99 24.43 50.88 1:18.12
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 12T 1:48.09 24.19 50.74 1:18.71

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 23 6:48.67 19.64 50.90 1:22.80 1:54.53 2:25.88 2:57.86 3:29.91 4:02.02 4:34.30 5:06.94 5:40.03 6:14.06
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 23 6:34.76 19.63 51.26 1:23.08 1:54.47 2:25.62 2:56.74 3:27.97 3:59.41 4:30.72 5:01.79 5:32.87 6:03.67
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 22 6:41.53 19.26 50.01 1:20.77 1:51.79 2:23.41 2:55.51 3:27.32 3:59.25 4:31.44 5:03.39 5:35.43 6:08.19

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round Final A 2
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Qualifying Round 1
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