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Erin Jackson

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born19 Sep 1992 in  Ocala, FL
ResidenceWest Jordan, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
Higher educationEngineering, Materials Science - University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, USA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.28 14 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:16.49 08 Mar 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:02.19 07 Mar 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "Inline skating is not an Olympic sport."  
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA; Matt Kooreman [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began inline skating as a child and first tried speed skating in 2017 at the Utah Olympic Oval in the United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe was named the United States Olympic Committee [USOC] Female Athlete of the Year for Roller Sports in 2012, 2013 and 2015. (Athlete Website, 08 Jan 2018)  
HobbiesWatching television, travel. (, 2017)  
Other sportsShe competed in roller derby for the Ocala Cannibals and Jacksonville RollerGirls in the United States of America. She has also competed in roller speed skating at international level, winning bronze in the track 500m sprint at the 2016 World Championships in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jan 2018;, 05 Jan 2018)  
NicknamesMs Jax'em (Facebook profile, 13 Jan 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." [Vince Lombardi] (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Other informationQUICK RESULTS
She qualified for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games having only taken up speed skating in September 2017 as part of the International Skating Union [ISU] Development Transition Program. The scheme aims to help athletes from other sports, such as ice hockey and inline skating, adapt to speed skating. "I really wasn't expecting any of this, just coming in as a newbie, just trying to do the best I can. I was coming into the Olympic trials this year just hoping to get some experience and see where I am after the time I've had on the ice. It was definitely a goal of mine to be on Team USA. I just didn't see it happening this quickly." (, 11 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerInline speed skating coach Renee Hildebrand, and her father. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesIn 2019 she sustained three herniated discs and was out of action for two months. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Brittany Bowe. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m14  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m22  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m44