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Ian Quinn

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA12107199301
NOCUnited States
Born21 Jul 1993 in  St. Louis, MO
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Carlijn Schoutens
ResidenceWest Jordan, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationAccounting - University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.23 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:11.73 17 Oct 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:48.10 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:27.59 15 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    10000m 13:27.74 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Ian-Quinn-107640108088080  
twitter.com/quinn_ian  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains for between six and eight hours a day. His schedule includes weight training and cycling as well as sessions on the ice.  
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA; Gabriel Girard [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2001 in St Louis, MO, United States of America, and switched to speed skating in 2015.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I had a lot of energy. My godfather's sons did short track so I started that."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS distance runner Steve Prefontaine. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesCycling, golf, cooking, supporting US baseball team the St. Louis Cardinals. (teamusa.org, 27 Sep 2021; US Speedskating Facebook page, 21 Jul 2021; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)  
Other informationSHORT TRACK TO SPEED SKATING
He competed in short track before switching to speed skating in 2015. He says he began to specialise in the mass start because of his background in short track. "I'm enjoying long track [speaking in 2020], I feel at home at it. But I miss short track. I love racing. It's a different mentality. Short trackers go with the flow. There's so much luck involved. Things can go well and then something happens you have no control over. In long track when you fail, it's usually your fault. They are two very different worlds. I identify a lot with short track, which is why I've found a home in mass start." (teamusa.org, 27 Sep 2021; stltoday.com, 29 Dec 2020; Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served on US Speedskating's Athlete Advisory Council. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)
 
InjuriesHe has sustained a broken ankle during his career. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing selected to represent the United States of America in short track at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Warsaw, Poland. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsHe represented the United States of America in short track at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Warsaw, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2016; teamusa.org, 09 Nov 2016)  
Famous relativesHis younger sister Anna represented the United States of America in speed skating at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Baselga di Pine, Italy. His father Dan Quinn has served as the president for the Missouri Speedskating Association in the United States of America. His partner Carlijn Schoutens has competed in speed skating for the United States of America, and won bronze in women's team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Instagram profile, 05 Oct 2022; komu.com, 06 Dec 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2022)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I use gut instinct. If you try to plan too much you'll end up overthinking it." (olympics.nbcsports.com, 09 Jan 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps21  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Mass Start6  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps29  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m38