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Brooklyn McDougall

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN22308199801
NOCCanada
Born23 Aug 1998 in  Calgary
GenderWomen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
Higher educationBiology - University of Calgary: Canada
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.85 13 Oct 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.12 15 Oct 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 2:01.39 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:29.72 10 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint 1      
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSketching, painting, playing golf, spending time with her family and her dog. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolHer grandfather. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Awards and honoursShe received the 2021/22 Female Open Long Track Skater of the Year award from Speed Skating Alberta in Canada. (albertaspeedskating.ca, 01 Mar 2022)

In 2017 and 2018 she was named Alberta Female Junior Long Track Skater of the Year in Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2019)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Brooklyn-McDougall-267594500501844/  
twitter.com/brook_mcdougall  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was a member of the Alberta U18 ice hockey team when she decided to try speed skating. "I wanted to try something new. When I did, I fell in love with it, so I made the switch. When I'm racing, you get an adrenaline rush. I love that feeling. It's a different feeling compared to any other sports, anything else I've done."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2014 in Calgary, AB, Canada. "For 10 years I grew up playing [ice] hockey, and I got an opportunity to try long track speed skating at the age of 15."  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep it simple and skate the way I know how to skate." (olympic.ca, 14 Oct 2021)

"Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)
 
Other informationRESEARCH VOLUNTEER
In April 2021 she began volunteering in the stroke research department at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada. She had spent time working as a research student at the same hospital while studying at the University of Calgary. "It's really cool to see the work that I'm doing is being implemented clinically and is saving people's lives. I think that's what really I'm passionate about. It has been amazing to be a part of that medical community as well." (LinkedIn profile, 08 Nov 2021; Peavey Mart YouTube channel, 19 Aug 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in business administration. (brooklynmcdougall.com, 01 Jun 2022)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media
brooklynmcdougall.com/  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe always ties her left skate first. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRemmelt Eldering [national], NED; Shannon Rempel [national], CAN  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint2  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB Team Sprint2  
    2022/2023 Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m20  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m47