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Maddison Pearman

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN22301199601
NOCCanada
Born23 Jan 1996 in  Ponoka
GenderWomen
ResidencePonoka, AB, CAN
Higher educationKinesiology - University of Calgary: Canada
LanguagesEnglish
OccupationAthlete
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.81 13 Oct 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:14.67 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:54.98 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:12.52 08 Nov 2019 Calgary  
    5000m 7:25.98 18 Mar 2023 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint 1      
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesMaking sourdough bread, spending time with her cat, working on her family's farm. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Famous relativesHer mother Shawna [nee Hicks] played softball for Canada and won gold at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. She also competed in speed skating at two editions of the Canada Winter Games in the 1970s and founded the Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club. Maddison's two sisters, Tess and Brooke, competed in speed skating for the club before transitioning into coaching, while Tess has also competed in volleyball at collegiate level. Their father Myron has served as a coach and starting official in speed skating. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2022; olympic.ca, 01 Jan 2022; reddeeradvocate.com, 11 Aug 2021; lacombeonline.com, 31 Mar 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer mother competed in the sport at an elite level, and her father has been involved in coaching and officiating speed skating. She was also inspired by watching family friend Jessica Gregg win a silver medal in short track at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "Just seeing someone that I knew, that I was really close with was able to go and do it, made it that much more attainable."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Catriona Le May Doan. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRemmelt Eldering [national], NED; Shannon Rempel [national], CAN  
Training RegimeShe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating at age five. Her formative club was the Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club in Alberta, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"The will to win is important, but not as important as the will to prepare to win." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Other informationOLYMPIC EXPERIENCE
She did not get the results she hoped for at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. "It was very overwhelming. I think that is by far the most word that I've used to describe everything in both good and obviously sometimes bad ways. You just get so insecure looking around at everyone there, thinking that everyone is going to be watching you. You're only here for three weeks. Try to enjoy the moment, smile and have just a good time because regardless of your results, people are going to be proud and those results don't define you. There were many times over the years that I thought about retiring [so] it was all very much a good experience and an opportunity to say, 'I am good enough to make it'." (rdnewsnow.com, 01 Mar 2022)

FARM RAISED
She was raised on her family's cattle farm, Monte Vista Farms, near Red Deer, AB, Canada. "We have about 600 head of cattle right now [2022] and a half section of land. My dad [Myron] also does custom silaging. Growing up on a farm, you learn that a lot of things, like the weather, are out of your control, and you need to figure out what to do to complete the task at hand. After the season ended last year [2021], the Olympic Oval [in Calgary] had a malfunction, and we didn't have ice for nine months. So, I went home, I worked on the farm, and I spent time with my family. It did wonders for my mental health and reignited my love for agriculture and that's what I want to do after I'm finished with skating." (Instagram profile, 23 Feb 2022; farms.com, 01 Feb 2022)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a guest relations receptionist and supervisor at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/maddisonpearmanOLY  
twitter.com/maddisonpearman  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamRed Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club: Canada  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs"I always put my right skate on first and also tie the right skate first." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
NicknamesMad-Dawg, Mads (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint3  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m24  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit1  
    2023/2024 Beijing Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m28  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m48