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Gemma Cooper

Great Britain

SportSpeed Skating
NOCGreat Britain
Born17 Jan 1987 in  Nottingham
ResidenceNottingham, ENG
Higher educationBiomedical Science - University of Nottingham: England
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.71 20 Feb 2021 Inzell  
    500m 43.26 01 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1000m 1:22.74 28 Feb 2021 Inzell  
    1500m 2:04.57 12 Dec 2020 Inzell  
    3000m 4:21.14 08 Nov 2019 Inzell  
    5000m 7:42.40 10 Feb 2019 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"One thing I really like is the tactics behind the racing. I'm not a sprinter myself, I'm more of a distance skater, so tactics really come into the races that I prefer."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2006 in Nottingham, England, and got involved in speed skating in 2014 in Inzell, Germany. She began focusing solely on speed skating in 2017.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (GB Longtrack Speed Skating Facebook page, 03 Jul 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
She has a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Nottingham in England. (Instagram profile, 02 Nov 2020;, 27 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievementQualifying to compete in World Cup events after only one year of training in speed skating. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsShe competed in short track at the 2009 Winter World University Games in Harbin, People's Republic of China. (, 19 Feb 2009)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps28  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m30  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps31  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m50