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Mia Kilburg

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born27 Oct 1989 in  Fort Walton Beach, FL
FamilyHusband Craig Kilburg
Other namesMia Manganello
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.33 26 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:16.30 07 Oct 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:56.43 07 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:01.98 06 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:09.36 07 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe attended a speed skating camp after being inspired to try the sport by watching the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. "After an amazing week on the ice I became hooked and decided on my future right then and there."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began roller speed skating at age eight in Crestview, FL, United States of America, and made the transition to speed skating in 2002 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America.  
Name of coachTom Cushman [national], USA; Ryan Shimabukuro [national], USA  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a US national record in the 3000m. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolSlovakian road cyclist Peter Sagan. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and US speed skater Chris Witty. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017;, 17 Oct 2016;, 24 Apr 2018)  
HobbiesArt, cooking pastry, fostering dogs, travelling. (, 2016; Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2018)  
Other sportsShe competed at national youth level in roller speed skating. She also raced professionally in road cycling with US-based team Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling. (, 01 Nov 2016;, 17 Oct 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Speaking after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she said she was not sure whether she would continue for another four-year Olympic cycle. "We are so far away [from the next Olympic Winter Games]. If the moment is right, then I will continue on for sure, but as of right now, I am enjoying this [2018 Olympic bronze medal] and I hope I will be able to inspire young kids to believe that everything is possible." (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2018;, 24 Apr 2018)

She retired from speed skating after missing out on a place on the US team for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and began competing professionally in road cycling. She then returned to speed skating in early 2016 after a six-year absence to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where she eventually won a bronze medal. "Skating is my heart. It's everything I am. I've skated my entire life. It makes me giddy. It just excites me. Bike racing is amazing, and it filled that void for a little while. But there's that extra little dream there in reaching the Olympics." She decided to return to cycling in 2018 with the aim of competing in the professional Colorado Classic race. "I knew it was a bit ambitious to choose the Colorado Classic as my first one back. I'm going into it with two months of training compared to everyone else who has been racing all season, but I'm stubborn." (, 15 Aug 2018;, 08 Jan 2017;, 17 Oct 2016)

The hometown where she grew up, Crestview, FL, celebrated 'Mia Manganello Day' after she won a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "I left at ten and I never came back. But it [Crestview] has always been my core support. My family and I had a big impact on the town, we had an Italian restaurant named after me [in this town]. My best friends are also my kindergarten classmates when I was in Crestivew. " (, 24 Apr 2018)

Her parents sold the Italian restaurant they ran in Florida in order to move to Salt Lake City, UT, where there was better access to training facilities for their daughter. "When I was 13-years-old my parents uprooted our lives in Florida and moved to Salt Lake City so that I could pursue my Olympic dream." (, 17 Oct 2016;, 24 Apr 2018)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m16  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m39  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m52