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Kierryn Hughes

New Zealand

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNew Zealand
Born18 Apr 1993 in  Palmerston North
GenderMen
ResidenceHamilton, NZL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.16 05 Dec 2020 Inzell  
    1000m 1:13.28 17 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:52.09 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:50.48 21 Oct 2017 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kierryn.hughes  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHauraki Ice Racing Club: Auckland, NZL  
Reason for choosing this sportHe previously competed in roller speed skating, and his coach asked him if he wanted to try ice speed skating. He also wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "I started because inline skating is not in the Olympic Games."  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin, NZL; Shane Dobbin, NZL; Roy Dobbin, NZL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2015 in Inzell, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis mother, and New Zealand speed skaters Shane Dobbin and Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019, 16 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolHis older brother, US surfer Andy Irons. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019, 16 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementRepresenting New Zealand at the world championships in speed skating and roller speed skating. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard, turn left." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesSurfing, outdoor sports. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 14 Nov 2020)  
Other sportsHe has also represented New Zealand in roller speed skating, and competed at the world championships in 2013, 2015 and 2018. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
NicknamesKess (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps21  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps37