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Jennifer Rodriguez

Full name: Jennifer Jill Rodriguez
Nickname(s): Jen, Miami Ice
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: June 8, 1976 in Miami, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Miami / Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of KC Boutiette.

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Jennifer Rodriguez started out as an artistic roller skater, and then switched to inline speed skating, winning three titles at the 1993 World Championships. In 1996, she switched to speed skating in an attempt to make the US Olympic Team, and has since made three US Olympic teams – 1998, 2002, 2006. She was the first US Winter Olympian of Hispanic descent, as Rodriguez is Cuban-American, the daughter of a Cuban immigrant father and an American mother. She started out as an all-round skater but later in her career, was primarily a sprinter, and won the 2005 World Sprint Championships, after winning a bronze in the event in 2004. At the World Single Distance Championships, she won four medals from 2003-05, a silver in the 1,000 in 2003, and bronzes in the 1,500 in 2003-05. As a measure of her range, in 2003 she placed fifth in both the World Allround and Sprint Championships. Rodriguez was married for a time to American speed skater KC Boutiette, who also started out as an inline skater and encouraged her to make the change as well.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.87 (2005); 1000 – 1:14.05 (2003); 1500 – 1:54.61 (2005); 3000 – 4:04.99 (2002); 5000 – 7:07.93 (2001); Sprint Combination – 150.015 (2005); Allround Samalog – 163.735 (2002).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 13
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 8
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 4 OR
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres United States USA 10
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 7
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 11
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 10
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 8
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) United States USA 5
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 21
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 7
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 18
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) United States USA 4

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 11 77.70
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating United States Race 1 10 38.97 10.91
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating United States Race 2 10 38.73 10.88
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States Final Standings 21 78.463
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States Race 1 20 39.182 10.90
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States Race 2 24 39.281 11.04

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 1:19.19 18.98 48.37
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 3 1:14.24 18.35 45.63
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 1:17.47 18.36 46.59
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 1:17.08 18.40 46.46

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8 2:00.97 26.58 56.85 1:28.03
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 3 1:55.32 25.42 53.72 1:23.68
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8 1:59.30 25.94 55.40 1:26.09
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States Final Standings 18 2:00.08 25.89 54.95 1:26.17

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
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 4 OR 4:11.64 20.35 52.99 1:25.81 1:58.59 2:31.41 3:04.43 3:37.62
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating United States Final Standings 7 4:04.99 19.07 49.20 1:20.15 1:51.51 2:23.27 2:55.93 3:29.63

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
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating United States Final Standings 10 7:16.78 20.76 54.74 1:28.81 2:03.01 2:37.15 3:11.37 3:45.74 4:20.13 4:54.63 5:29.58 6:04.91 6:40.72

Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat 1 2
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States USA Final Round Final B 2
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States USA Semi-Finals Heat 2 2
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat 4 1