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Greta Myers

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA22205200401
NOCUnited States
Born22 May 2004
GenderWomen
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish
ResidenceUnited States
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.75 10 Mar 2023 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:15.99 06 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:55.86 19 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:05.06 20 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:16.50 22 Oct 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1000m     1  
    1500m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
    Allround   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was playing ice hockey when she was spotted by a speed skating coach who invited her to a short track training session. "He took notice of my speed and stride. He talked to my dad and I after [ice hockey] practice, and encouraged me to try the sport. We knew that it would also help improve my hockey, because skating [ability] is number one. I ended up loving it, and decided to skate long track that winter as well. I kept doing both for a while, but it was kind of a lot. Eventually, I faced a really tough decision between the two, but I decided that skating was a better fit for me. With speed skating I like that I can have more control over my success. It's very self-focused."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (kare11.com, 09 Feb 2022; usspeedskating.org, 24 Oct 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains for up to four hours a day, five days a week.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2016 in Roseville, MN, United States of America.  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/greta_myers_  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCooking, baking, reading, painting, gardening, spending time with family and friends. (usspeedskating.org, 22 Jun 2023, 24 Oct 2023)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skaters Brittany Bowe and Erin Jackson. (usspeedskating.org, 24 Oct 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Something that makes me stand out is my drive and my dedication to bettering myself and also the joy that I find in improving. I think that it's something that will take me really far. I find the pain in pushing yourself really satisfying and rewarding. As much as it sucks in the moment, when I stand up from doing it, I think, 'That was really good'. Every time I do that, I want to push harder the next time." (usspeedskating.org, 24 Oct 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit3  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 3000m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m19  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m25  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m48  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m51