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Kevin Overland

Full name: Kevin Clifford James Overland (-Crockett)
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: June 8, 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Cambridge Speed Skating Club, Cambridge (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of Cindy Overland; Brother of Amanda Overland; Brother-in-law of Derrick Campbell.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The eldest of three Olympic siblings from a sport-focused family (he is the brother of Cindy and Amanda Overland, while his father Ernie was also a skater) speed skater Kevin Overland was a favorite for a medal in the 1,500m event at the 1998 Winter Olympics, but ended up with a bronze in the 500m instead. During his career, he had specialized in the 1,500m, even holding the world record in the event for a month in 1997. Furthermore, prior to the games, he had claimed that his best shot at a medal would be in the 1000m, an event in which he had also held the world record prior to the Games. He had trained for the 1994 Winter Olympics, but a car accident left him unable to attend the trials for the Canadian National Team. Several months before the Olympics, he suffered a serious groin injury during the trials and had to recover immediately after securing his spot.

Overland was inducted as a member of the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, after his retirement. His coach, Jack Walters, had previously coached Gaétan Boucher to four Olympic medals, including gold twice. Having changed his name to Crockett in honour of his grandfather, Kevin Crockett is now a speed skating coach himself who has trained, among others, Chinese speed skater Wang Beixing.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.43 (2000); 1000 – 1:09.56 (2000); 1500 – 1:49.07 (1998); 5000 – 7:20.19 (1993); 10000 – 15:20.58 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 9T
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 20

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 3 71.86
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Race 1 2 OR 35.78 9.99
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Race 2 3 36.08 9.95

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 9T 1:11.90 16.92 43.08

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 20 1:52.07 24.21 51.53 1:20.17
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