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Amy Peterson

Full name: Amy Eileen Peterson (-Peck)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 29, 1971 in Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Saratoga Winter Club, Saratoga Springs (USA) / Midway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Niece of Gene Sandvig.

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Amy Peterson competed in five Winter Olympics Games, including 1988 when short-track was only a demonstration sport, winning three medals, and was honored by carrying the US flag at the 2002 Opening Ceremony. In 1989 Peterson won the 1,000 and 1,500 at the US Olympic Festival, placing third in the 500. After the 1994 Winter Olympics she developed chronic fatigue syndrome, which affected her training, but she still made the 1998 US team. She recovered nicely, winning all four distances at the 2000 US Short-Track Championships, and in 2001 she won her eighth overall US Championship. Peterson retired after the 2002 Winter Olympics, graduating from St. Paul’s Concordia University, and began coaching. She made a brief comeback in 2004-05, but failed to make the 2006 US Winter Olympic Team. Her uncle, Gene Sandvig, competed in long-track speed skating for the United States at the 1952 and 1956 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 21
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 13
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay United States USA 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 19
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 4
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay United States USA 5
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 13
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 13
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Relay United States USA 7

Women's 500 metres

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 5 1:39.51
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 2 1:39.51
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating United States Round One Heat Three 2 Q 3 1:45.38
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States Final Standings 4
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States Final Round B Final 1 1:37.348
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QB 1 1:35.644
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 Q 3 1:36.274
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States Round One Heat Five 1 Q/OR 5 1:33.530

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 18 2:26.118
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 5 2:26.118
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating United States Round One Heat One 3 Q 13 2:27.062

Women's 3,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Standings 2
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Round A Final 2
1992 Winter 20 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 2
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Standings 3
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Round A Final 3
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Standings 5
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Round B Final 1
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 4
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Standings 7
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Final Round B Final 3
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 4