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Amanda Overland

Full name: Amanda Overland
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: August 30, 1981 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Cambridge Speed Skating Club, Cambridge (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Sister of Cindy Overland; Sister of Kevin Overland; Sister-in-law of Derrick Campbell.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The youngest of three Olympic siblings (sister Cindy competed in 1998 and 2002 and brother Kevin won bronze in 1998), Amanda Overland began skating at the age of four, influenced by the athletic pursuits of her family (her father had also been a coach for 25 years). She was already discovering national success at short track speed skating in the late 1990s and won her first major international medal in 2003, silver in the 3,000m relay at that year’s World Championships, a year after joining the national team. She won her first individual medals at the World Cup during the 2004-2005 season, which helped earn her the distinction of being named Speed Skating Canada’s 2005 Short Track Athlete of the Year. She qualified for the 1,000m, 1,500m, and 3,000m relay events at the 2006 Winter Olympics and placed fifth in both of the individual competitions. She took home silver in the relay, however, and, a year later, bronze in the same event at the 2007 World Championships. She encountered hardships beginning in 2007-2008, when she missed the entire season due to hip surgery. Shortly after her return to the sport, her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer, but she continued to press on in the hopes of making the Canadian Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. In September 2009, however, she was cut from a regular spot on the team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 5
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 5
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T PTS
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 5 BF-2
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round B Final 2 1:34.191
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QB 1:33.102 13
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 1:33.012 21
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Eight 1 Q 1:33.761 34

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T PTS
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 5 AF-5
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 5 2:26.495
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 2:22.946 21
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Two 2 Q 2:27.666 21

Women's 3,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 2
2006 Winter 24 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 2
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