Monday, May 4, 2009

Kristina Groves

Olympic long-track speedskater
Ottawa's most decorated Olympic athlete

Born in Ottawa; lives in Calgary.

Single Distances World Champion on the 3000-m in 2008; won a medal in every event that she skated at these championships; also won an additional 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.

Placed 8th in the women's 3000-m speed skating at the 2006 Olympics and was part of the silver medal winning Canadian pursuit team. She also won a silver medal in the 1500-m.

Ottawa's female athlete of the year seven of the past eight years (a record).

One of 11 Canadian Olympic athletes, winter or summer, to win four or more Career medals at the Games.

University of Calgary's Distinguished Alumni of the Decade.

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