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Brittany Bowe

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA22402198801
NOCUnited States
Born24 Feb 1988 in  Ocala, FL
GenderWomen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationHumanities, Sociology - Florida Atlantic University: Boca Raton, FL, USA
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.03 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:12.18 22 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:51.31 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:13.99 02 Nov 2012 Milwaukee, WI  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m   2    
    1000m 1   2  
    1500m 1   1  
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 2 1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Brittany-Bowe-208356092513122/  
twitter.com/BrittanyBowe  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains for up to six hours a day.  
Reason for choosing this sportAfter graduating from university in 2010, she switched from inline skating to speed skating in order to pursue her dream of competing at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began inline skating at age eight and switched to speed skating in 2010 after moving to Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoaches Ryan Shimabukuro and Matt Kooreman, and her parents. (wwlp.com, 27 Jul 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Michael Jordan, US speed skaters Heather Bergsma and Bonnie Blair. (wwlp.com, 27 Jul 2017; nbcsports.com, 28 Dec 2013; Athlete, 18 Nov 2012)  
HobbiesSpending time outdoors, kayaking, swimming, spending time with family. (wwlp.com, 27 Jul 2017; nbc4i.com, 27 Jul 2017)  
Other sportsShe played basketball for Florida Atlantic University in the United States of America, and had offers to play professionally when she left college. She also competed in roller speed skating, winning more than 30 medals at the world championships. (Facebook page, 24 Jun 2017; usspeedskating.org, 10 Feb 2014; NOC Media Guide, 2014; fausports.com, 25 Jan 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go fast, turn left." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn July 2016 she sustained a concussion in a collision with a teammate during training. In October of that year she was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome [POTS] and struggled with blood pressure issues and fainting episodes. She was only able to compete in one World Cup event during the 2016/17 season as a result of her injury. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2018; nbc4i.com, 27 Jul 2017; nos.nl, 14 Oct 2016)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe carries her grandmother's rosary beads in her backpack. (wwlp.com, 27 Jul 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2010 Athlete of the Year in basketball by the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] when she played at Florida Atlantic University in the United States of America. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
NicknamesBBowe (wwlp.com, 27 Jul 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementClaiming gold in the 1000m at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and winning bronze in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m5  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m13  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m16  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 1500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m5  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m10  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m14  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m15  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall18  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m24  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m28  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall29  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps28  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m30  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall28  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall31  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m39