Athlete Profile - Aaron TRAN

Aaron TRAN
Birth Date:  24 Jul 1996
Age:  21
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  170
Weight (Kg):  73

Aaron TRAN - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Sat, 10 Feb 19:04EST
Men's 1,500m Heat 2
Finished
Sat, 10 Feb 20:25EST
Men's 1,500m Semifinal 2
Finished
Sat, 10 Feb 21:22
Men's 1,500m Final B
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 20:40EST
Men's 5,000m Relay Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 19:45
Men's 500m Heat 1
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 20:52
Men's 5,000m Relay Final B
Finished

Legend

EST: Estimated Start Time

Biographical Information

Highlights

World Championships

YearLocationRelay
2017 Rotterdam, NED 7
2016 Seoul, KOR 7


World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

Year500m1,000m1,500m
2017/2018 - 43 -
2016/2017 70 78 66
2015/2016 56 52 40


World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015

Year500m1,000m1,500mRelay
2017/2018 - 1 x 27th - 1 x 3rd
2016/2017 1 x 23rd 1 x 21st 1 x 19th 1 x 10th
2015/2016 1 x 21st 1 x 12th 1 x 10th 1 x 3rd


World Cup - Ten best performances in current season  

RankYearEventLocation
3 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Seoul, KOR
6 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Dordrecht, NED
6 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Budapest, HUN
27 2017/2018 1,000m Budapest, HUN
31 2017/2018 1,000m Seoul, KOR


World Junior Championships

YearLocationRelayOverall
2016 Sofia, BUL 15 33
2015 Osaka, JPN 11 31
2014 Erzurum, TUR 8 15



Legend
DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, PEN - Penalty

Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends, playing computer games, karaoke. (Twitter profile, 19 Dec 2017; olympichopeful.com, 26 Oct 2017)

Occupation

Athlete, Sales

Languages spoken

English

Coach

Anthony Barthell [national] (sltrib.com, 17 Dec 2017)

Injuries He was sidelined for two months in 2013 after spraining his ankle. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
National team

2015 (teamusa.org, 09 Sep 2015)

Start

He began inline skating at age 10. He took up short track at age 12 at Puget Sound Speed Skating Club in Tacoma, WA, United States of America. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017; federalwaymirror.com, 03 Feb 2014)

Reason

He became interested in the sport after watching the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin on television. "I saw speed skaters racing and battling each other at incredible speeds. I thought it was the coolest sport I had ever seen, so I decided to start inline speed skating first. I eventually transitioned to ice as there is no Olympics for inline speed skating." (olympichopeful.com, 26 Oct 2017; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

Ambition

To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to win a medal at a major international event. (olympichopeful.com, 26 Oct 2017; Instagram profile, 02 Feb 2017)

Training

He skates between 09:00 and 11:00 in the morning, which is followed by some off-ice training. He does a second session in the afternoon, which can be strength work or training on the ice again. (olympichopeful.com, 26 Oct 2017)

Memorable Achievement

Finishing third in the 5000m relay at the 2016 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

Hero

US short track skater John Celski. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

Influence

His coaches, his parents and his teammates. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

Rituals

He listens to music before an event. (olympichopeful.com, 26 Oct 2017)

Philosophy

"Remember why you love the sport and keep loving what you do." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

Additional information General
OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE
He was one of seven young athletes from the United States of America sent to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in order to gain experience of what it is like to compete at the event. Tran shadowed US skater John Celski during the Games, with the idea being he would know what to expect should he qualify for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. "It's important that kids like him get a glimpse of competition like the Olympics, so they can be motivated for their future and see the action and excitement first hand," Celski said. (federalwaymirror.com, 03 Feb 2014)

Social Media

Legend

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: Gold
: Silver
: Bronze
: Gold Medal Event
: Bronze Medal Event
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