Print the Biography/Short

Kimi Goetz

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born13 Aug 1994
GenderWomen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.43 28 Dec 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:15.37 29 Dec 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:59.21 30 Dec 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:27.34 03 Nov 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:47.12 04 Nov 2018 Milwaukee, WI  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kimi.goetz  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamOval FAST Team: Salt Lake City, UT, USA  
Reason for choosing this sportShe switched from inline skating to short track in 2013 because she wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachMitchell Whitmore [club], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America, and switched to speed skating in August 2018.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsShe has represented the United States of America in short track, making her World Cup debut in 2014. She has also competed in roller speed skating at junior international level. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2018; worldskate.org, 2010)  
Famous relativesHer sister Samantha represented the United States of America in roller speed skating at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Feb 2016; nj.com, 15 Sep 2010)  
InjuriesShe injured her back in 2016. The problem was eventually resolved in April 2018 after she underwent a medical procedure. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)

In 2011 a torn Achilles tendon kept her out of action for five months during her inline skating career. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 US Olympic Trials in short track only five months after taking up the sport. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater and coach Mitchell Whitmore. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"An expert at anything was once a beginner." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
There are no Competition Highlights available for this athlete