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Jamie Jurak

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born05 Oct 1991 in  Dallas, TX
GenderWomen
FamilyPartner Jamie Gurgo
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationCriminology - Sacred Heart University: Fairfield, CT, USA
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jamie.jurak  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2012 in Danbury, CT, United States of America. She began competing in speed skating in about 2021.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I figure skated for 15 or 16 years, then I had two ankle surgeries and I couldn't jump anymore. So I switched to short track and I really liked going fast. I progressed really quickly with that, and
then decided that [short track] was a little crazy and decided to try long track."
 
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerAll of her coaches. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesShe had two operations on her ankle prior to taking up short track in 2012. (isu.org, 16 Dec 2021; Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If you want something you've never had, then you'll have to do something you've never done." (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018)  
Other informationOCCUPATION
She works for the Department of Homeland Security in the United States of America. (Instagram profile, 14 Jul 2022)
 
Other sportsShe represented the United States of America in short track during the 2018/19 World Cup season. She has also competed in figure skating at regional level in the United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2022; teamusa.org, 30 Nov 2017; statsonice.com, 20 May 2007)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships 3000m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships Mass Start2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships 1500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup 3000/5000m45