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Casey Dawson

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA10208200001
NOCUnited States
Born02 Aug 2000 in  Park City, UT
GenderMen
Higher educationComputer Engineering - University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.85 10 Mar 2023 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.75 17 Oct 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:43.49 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:10.80 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:58.42 22 Oct 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    5000m     1  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPhotography, cycling, hiking, spending time with friends. (Instagram profile, 05 Nov 2022; parkrecord.com, 29 Jan 2022)  
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs"Skates go on in a certain order. Right skate first, don't tie it. Then, left skate on and tie it. Then, tie right skate." (parkcitymag.com, 15 Dec 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in team pursuit at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 05 Nov 2022; deseret.com, 15 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe had tried cross-country skiing and football [soccer], but he was particularly interested in speed skating.  
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating through the Youth Sports Alliance at Park City Speed Skating Club in Utah, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"You have to be precise in your movements. You have to know how to put the pressure into the ice. You can't just skate on top of the ice. You have to use your body weight. It looks easy from the outside, but it's an especially challenging sport in that aspect." (parkcitymag.com, 15 Dec 2021)  
Other informationJOURNEY TO BEIJING
He tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and was unable to take the flight to Beijing with the rest of his teammates. He remained in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America, where he felt no symptoms and continued to train. Having been tested 45 times, he finally recorded the four successive negative tests that allowed him to leave for the Games. He touched down in Beijing just 12 hours before he was due to compete in the men's 1500m, where he discovered that some of his luggage had gotten lost along the way. After passing a further test for COVID-19 and managing to borrow some equipment off Latvian skater, Haralds Silovs, he was able to take part in the race and ranked 28th. One week later he helped the United States of America to its first medal in men's team pursuit since 2010, claiming bronze behind Norway and ROC. "It was quite the experience in the 1500m, I had to skate in someone else's blades. It wasn't the prettiest, but I did as well as I could. Then I got back on track with my team. To come out as a medallist is amazing. I couldn't be happier because I thought all hope was lost." (deseret.com, 15 Feb 2022; ktvh.com, 15 Feb 2022; nytimes.com, 08 Feb 2022)
 
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/caseydawson11/  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit3  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit7  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 10000m11  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit2  
    2022/2023 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m19  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m25  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1500m28