Athlete Profile - Jessica KOOREMAN

Birth Date:  14 Oct 1983
Age:  34
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  152
Weight (Kg):  54

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Ladies' 1,000m 22
Ladies' 1,500m  

Jessica KOOREMAN - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Sat, 17 Feb 19:04EST
Ladies' 1,500m Heat 2
Tue, 20 Feb 19:09EST
Ladies' 1,000m Heat 4


EST: Estimated Start Time

Biographical Information


Olympic Winter Games
2014Sochi, RUS3047

World Championships
2017Rotterdam, NED221714-16
2016Seoul, KOR281510-20
2015Moscow, RUS141812-16
2014Montreal, QC, CAN1114675
2013Debrecen, HUN131118-14
2012Shanghai, CHN2565212
2011Sheffield, GBR---8-
2009Vienna, AUT152413415

World Team Championships
2011Warsaw, POL3
2009Heerenveen, NED3

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

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
2017/20181 x 21st1 x 14th1 x 10th1 x 7th
2016/20171 x 28th1 x 13th1 x 11th1 x 5th
2015/2016-1 x 13th1 x 7th1 x 6th
2014/20151 x 8th1 x 4th1 x 4th2 x 6th

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
72017/20183,000m RelayDordrecht, NED
102017/20181,500mBudapest, HUN
112017/20183,000m RelayShanghai, CHN
122017/20183,000m RelaySeoul, KOR
122017/20183,000m RelayBudapest, HUN
142017/20181,000mBudapest, HUN
162017/20181,500mSeoul, KOR
172017/20181,000mDordrecht, NED
212017/2018500mSeoul, KOR
212017/20181,500mDordrecht, NED

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


World Single Distances Championships
2007Salt Lake City, UT, USA23rd (80.00)

MS - Mass Start, TSP - Team Sprint, MC - Mini Combination, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Previous names Jessica Smith
Hobbies Watching movies, shopping, spending time with friends, playing golf, hiking, cooking. (, 20 Oct 2017; Facebook page, 07 Oct 2017)
Occupation Motivational Speaker, Real Estate Agent
Education Business Management - Ashworth College, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Family Husband Mike
Languages spoken English
Coach Anthony Barthell [national], USA; Sun Linlin [personal], CHN (, 20 Oct 2017;, 22 Aug 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives Her husband Mike competed in short track at international level, including winning the 5000m relay at the 2004/05 World Cup event in Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia. He has also coached the German national team. (, 20 Oct 2017;, 03 Oct 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Feb 2005)
Other sports She is an eight-time inline skating world champion, winning gold over a number of distances between 1999 and 2006. She has also represented the United States of America in speed skating at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2015;, 02 Feb 2009)
Injuries She tore the quad muscle in her thigh prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. She delayed a decision on whether to have surgery on the injury so she could compete at the Games. (ONS, 04 Feb 2014)

She injured her left shoulder after falling at the 2007 World Inline Skating Championships in Cali, Colombia. She was forced to undergo surgery, which included inserting seven pins and a plate in her shoulder. (, 02 Feb 2009)
Start She began roller skating races at age two, and switched to the ice full-time in 2008. (, 03 Oct 2017)
Reason Her parents skated when they were younger and encouraged her to try inline skating. She switched to the ice because she wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. She initially tried speed skating, but did not like the time trials so switched to short track. (, 03 Oct 2017; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017; Athlete, 10 Feb 2013)
Ambition To win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 20 Oct 2017)
Training She trains for six to eight hours per day. (, 03 Oct 2017)
Memorable Achievement Placing fourth in the 1000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Hero US speed skaters Jennifer Rodriguez and Bonnie Blair, US tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017;, Aug 2017; Athlete, 10 Feb 2013)
Influence Her husband, her parents. (, 20 Oct 2017; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Rituals She likes to call her parents before heading off to races. (, 11 Mar 2012)
Philosophy "Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Additional information General
Her husband Mike also competed in short track at international level. They met at a World Cup event in Russian Federation and married in 2015. He has worked as the programme leader for the US speed skating team. (, 03 Oct 2017)

She can often be distinguished by her helmet during races, which features a bald eagle's head on the background of a US flag. (, 03 Oct 2017)

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