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Michelle Kline

Full name: Michelle Lynn Kline
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: November 8, 1968 in Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Midway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

On a trip from Chicago to Milwaukee for a meet in 1991, Michelle Kline's dreams were almost derailed when the Jeep they were riding in went out of control. Kline was severely injured, sustaining damage to her ribs, spleen, kidneys, and lungs, but she would recover to skate for the US at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. Kline skated the World Cup circuit from 1986-94, with a best finish of fifth in a 3K in 1991 at Butte, Montana. She competed at the World Championships from 1989-92 and the World Sprint Championships in 1994. Kline now lives near the Twin Cities, and runs Wildside Caterers, the company that provides catering services to the Minnesota Wild NHL team.

Personal Bests: 500 – 41.21 (1994); 1000 – 1:22.44 (1994); 1500 – 2:08.02 (1994); 3000 – 4:33.48 (1991); 5000 – 8:01.33 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 26
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA AC DQ
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 25
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres United States USA 24
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA AC DQ
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 24T
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 20

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 26 42.41 11.25
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings AC DQ

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings AC DQ
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24T 1:22.44 19.06 49.95

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1994 Winter 25 Lillehammer Speed Skating United States Final Standings 20 2:08.02 27.53 59.39 1:32.90

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 25 4:45.65 21.87 58.12 1:34.94 2:11.43 2:48.23 3:26.14 4:05.55

Women'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
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Speed Skating United States Final Standings 24 8:20.88 22.36 59.94 1:37.82 2:15.89 2:53.79 3:32.11 4:11.49 4:51.70 5:32.57 6:14.11 6:56.47 7:38.89