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Jeremy Wotherspoon

Full name: Jeremy Lee Wotherspoon
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: October 26, 1976 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada
Affiliations: Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club, Red Deer (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jeremy Wotherspoon is arguably the best sprinter of his time, winning four World Sprint Championships (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003), three distance world titles, and a slew of World Cup victories. In addition, he bettered the world record in the 500 m, 1000 m and sprint combination various times, usually at his home rink, the Calgary Olympic Oval.

By contrast, the tall Canadian has not performed well at the Olympic Games. He won a silver medal at his first Olympics in the 500 meter, but failed to reach the podium on the 1000 m. In 2002, as the top favorite in the shortest distance, he fell after just a few strokes. Although eliminated, he did skate the fastest time in the second run. His other three Olympic races, the 1000 m in Salt Lake City and both events in 2006 were similarly disappointing. Following the Torino Games, he took a sabbatical, returning in late 2007 with the Toronto Olympics as his target.

Personal Bests: 500 – 34.03 (2008); 1000 – 1:07.03 (2008); 1500 – 1:46.18 (2006); 5000 – 7:37.36 (1996).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 2 Silver OR
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 6
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN AC DNF
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 13
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 9
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 11
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 9
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 14

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 2 OR 71.84
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Race 1 7 36.04 9.91
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Race 2 2 35.80 9.87
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Canada Final Standings AC DNF
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Canada Race 1 AC DNF/fall 25.15
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Canada Race 2 1 34.63 9.59
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 9 71.05
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Canada Race 1 5 35.37 9.76
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Canada Race 2 17T 35.68 9.92
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 9 70.282
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Race 1 5 35.094 9.69
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Race 2 12 35.188 9.69

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 6 1:11.39 16.69 42.69
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 13 1:08.82 16.09 41.32
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 11 1:09.76 16.59 42.05
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 14 1:10.35 16.43 41.82