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Connor Howe

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
NOCCanada
Born10 Jun 2000 in  Regina
GenderMen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationMathematics - University of Calgary: Canada
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.23 03 Jan 2020 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.44 05 Jan 2020 Calgary  
    1500m 1:43.52 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    5000m 6:39.42 22 Dec 2018 Calgary  
    5000m 6:32.89 15 Mar 2019 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/connor.howe.9041  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
Club / TeamBanff Canmore Speed Skating Club: Canada  
Reason for choosing this sport"I enjoyed skating from a young age so my parents had me try speed skating."  
Name of coachBart Schouten [national], NED; Todd McClements [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began short track skating at age seven at the Banff Canmore Speed Skating Club in Canmore, AB, Canada. He then took up speed skating at age 15.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCycling, tennis. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 11 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal in the 1000m or 1500m at the Olympic Winter Games. Outside of sport, he hopes to pursue graduate studies in urban planning, business or education. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021; speedskating.ca, 10 Dec 2019)  
Awards and honoursIn December 2019 he received the Peter Williamson Memorial Bursary from Speed Skating Canada, awarded annually to promising skaters who best combine athletic and scholastic achievement. (speedskating.ca, 10 Dec 2019)

He was named Alberta Junior Long Track Speed Skater of the Year at the 2018/19 and 2016/17 Alberta Speed Skating Awards in Canada. (albertaspeedskating.ca, 08 Mar 2019)

At the 2015/16 Alberta Speed Skating Awards he received the Kevin Sirois Memorial Award, presented to the speed skater who has best exemplified dedication, perseverance and sportsmanship among other qualities. (albertaspeedskating.ca, 08 Mar 2019)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"It never gets easier, you just get faster." (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Denny Morrison. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing second in both the B division 1000m and B division 1500m at the 2020 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m19  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m10  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m14  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m36  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m41  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m56