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Derek Parra

Full name: Derek Parra
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 15, 1970 in San Bernardino, California, United States
Affiliations: Greenfield
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Derek Parra was a Mexican-American speed skater who started out as an inline speed skater, but followed the lead of KC Boutiette and Jen Rodriguez and switched to speed skating. On roller skates, Parra was a two-time World Champion and won three US Championships. As a speed skater he has two silver medals from World Championships, a silver in the 1,500 at the Single Distance Championships in 2001, and silver in the 1,500 at the 2002 World Allrounds. He was also third overall at the 2002 World Allrounds, his best year, as he won his Olympic gold medal in the 1,500 and silver in the 5,000 at Salt Lake City. Parra continued to compete thru the 2006 Winter Olympics but with less success, and retired after the Torino Games. He is now the US national all-round speed skating coach.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.88 (2001); 1000 – 1:08.87 (2003); 1500 – 1:43.95 (2002); 3000 – 3:46.14 (2002); 5000 – 6:17.98 (2002); 10000 – 13:33.44 (2002); Sprint Combination – 142.685 (2006); Allround Samalog – 153.661 (2002).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 1 Gold WR
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver WR
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 13
2006 Winter 35 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 19
2006 Winter 35 Torino Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) United States USA 6

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 1 WR 1:43.95 23.57 49.06 1:15.54
2006 Winter 35 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 19 1:48.54 24.27 50.79 1:18.57

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
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 2 WR 6:17.98 19.12 48.32 1:17.64 1:47.18 2:16.79 2:46.51 3:16.27 3:46.31 4:16.06 4:46.07 5:16.10 5:46.70

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 13:33.44 34.72 1:04.42 1:35.22 2:06.66 2:38.01 3:09.46 3:40.39 4:11.55 4:42.81 5:14.27 5:45.74 6:17.64 6:49.89 7:22.37 7:54.85 8:27.40 9:00.02 9:32.47 10:05.27 10:38.35 11:11.78 11:45.76 12:20.47 12:55.64

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 35 Torino Speed Skating United States USA Qualifying Round 7
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