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Justin Warsylewicz

Full name: Justin Warsylewicz
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 19, 1985 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Affiliations: RSSC, Regina (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

As a member of the Regina Speed Skating Club, speed skater Justin Warsylewicz had an opportunity to handle Marcia Gudereit's gold medal in curling, an experience that inspired him to train hard for the Olympics. He had begun speed skating at the age of four, when his father signed himself up to complement his cycling and running activities during the summer, and registered his son as well. Justin had also been involved in swimming, soccer and baseball. In 2004, at the age of 18, he earned the title of Canadian All Round Champion and won the World Junior Championships, but was forced to miss the first half of the 2004-2005 season when it was discovered that he had a rare heart condition known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which caused an irregular electrical current in his heart and required two surgeries. By the end of the season, however, he was back on the ice and once again named Canadian All Round Champion. The youngest member of the Canadian speed skating team at the 2006 Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the team pursuit event. Between training, he is a kinesiology student at the University of Calgary.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.75 (2006); 1000 – 1:10.88 (2006); 1500 – 1:45.57 (2007); 3000 – 3:45.98 (2004); 5000 – 6:20.04 (2006); 10000 – 13:28.21 (2006).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 27
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 24
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 27 1:49.77 24.73 51.81 1:20.07

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
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 24 6:43.74 18.90 48.72 1:19.48 1:50.48 2:21.26 2:52.20 3:23.15 3:54.51 4:26.61 4:59.62 5:33.68 6:08.50

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round Final A 2
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat 2 1
2006 Winter 20 Torino Speed Skating Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Heat 4 1