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Austin Kleba

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born27 Jul 1999 in  Geneva, IL
GenderMen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.31 06 Mar 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.29 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:48.53 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:58.27 10 Mar 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 15:35.48 26 Mar 2016 Milwaukee, WI  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA; Matt Kooreman [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2014 in Glen Ellyn, IL, United States of America.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I played ice hockey and decided I wanted to go faster."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerUS speed skater Joey Mantia. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a US junior record in the 500m in 2017. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If it doesn't hurt, you're not doing it right." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m58  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m63