Kristina Groves
Sport: Speed Skating
Birthdate: December 4, 1976
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Residence: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ht: / Wt: 5'9" / 145 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002
Teammates: Christine Nesbitt, Cindy Klassen, Brittany Schussler

Getting to know: Kristina Groves

Medal contender in up to five events in Vancouver... Earned two silvers in Torino in the 1500m and team pursuit... Had her best season ever in 2008-09, winning the 1500m overall World Cup title, taking second in the 1000m and third in the 3000m/5000m... Also was second at the 2009 World Allround Championships... Finished first in the 1500m at the 2009 Single Distance Worlds, but was disqualified for a lane violation because of a new rule... Won three other medals there: bronze in the 3000m and 5000m and gold in the team pursuit.


DateEvent RankResults
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:00p1000m 41:16.78
Sun, Feb 21 - 3:00p1500mMedal Silver21:57.14
Sun, Feb 14 - 1:00p3000mMedal Bronze34:04.84
Wed, Feb 24 - 1:00p5000m 67:04.57
Fri, Feb 26 - 1:20pTeam Pursuit -- Quarterfinals 23:02.24
Sat, Feb 27 - 1:13pTeam Pursuit -- Finals 53:01.41

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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