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Alexa Scott

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
NOCCanada
Born03 Apr 2001
GenderWomen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.31 13 Oct 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.29 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:55.34 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:08.47 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/alexa.scott.39142  
twitter.com/alexascotth  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRemmelt Eldering [national], NED  
Training RegimeShe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up speed skating in 2010 in Brandon, MB, Canada. "I started speed skating when I was nine and I transitioned to the Manitoba provincial team when I was 13."  
Reason for choosing this sportShe tried figure skating at first but was not very interested, so she switched to speed skating. She was also inspired by the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "I would just rush through my programme [while figure skating] because I hated all the twirls and stuff. But I loved skating, so my coach is like, 'You should go try speed skating'. So I went out to Brandon, Manitoba. My mum drove me out. And I tried speed skating, and I've been hooked ever since."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (empireadvance.ca, 27 Feb 2022)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"This is exactly what I wanted my entire life. I'm ready for it." [Nathan Chen] (olympic.ca, 01 Jan 2022)  
InjuriesIllness disrupted her training ahead of the 2020 World Junior Championships. She went on to place third in the overall classification at the tournament in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (winnipeg.ctvnews.ca, 28 Apr 2020; speedskating.ca, 22 Feb 2020)

She was troubled with a back injury for eight weeks prior to winning gold medals in all four distances at the 2020 Canadian Junior Championships in Calgary, Alberta. (speedskating.ca, 06 Jan 2020)
 
Awards and honoursShe was named 2019 Junior Athlete of the Year by Sport Manitoba in Canada. (sportmanitoba.ca, 01 Mar 2021; winnipeg.ctvnews.ca, 28 Apr 2020)  
Other informationMULTI-SPORT BENEFITS
She struggled with back injuries early in her career, which she attributes to skating from an early age. "I did do a lot of speed skating as a kid. I did a lot. My power muscles were very strong at a young age. But my body had not been programmed enough to stabilise my joints. I got a lot of back injuries at a pretty young age, like 16. It was because my stabilising muscles weren't stabilising. They were completely neglected in my body." She tried football, volleyball, swimming, and athletics while at school, which she believes helped her physically. "Maybe if I hadn't focused on speed skating so early in my life, I could have saved some of those injuries. I would have developed some of those stabilising muscles from soccer, especially like stopping and turning. I think if I did more sports in middle school, especially, I could have maybe limited how aggressive that injury was. All sports work on different things. Volleyball is more of a power sport, because you're jumping to hit the ball over the net. Soccer is more of a cardio sport. [In speed skating] you get a lot stronger on one side of your body than the other. So, having other sports, like swimming, swimming is a full-body cardio burn, it's good for both sides of your body, equally. I think it made me a better athlete so that I wasn't always just turning one way." (sportmanitoba.ca, 01 Mar 2021)
 
HobbiesCooking, baking, painting, watching curling, hiking, reading. (speedskating.ca, 01 Jan 2022; olympic.ca, 01 Jan 2022)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 01 Jul 2022)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Tyler Williamson-Derraugh. (olympic.ca, 01 Jan 2022)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Ireen Wust, US bobsleigher Kaillie Humphries. (speedskating.ca, 01 Jan 2022)  
MilestonesShe was the youngest member of Canada's speed skating team at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, where she took part in the women's 1000m event at age 20 years and 320 days. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m12  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m27  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m38  
    2021/2022 World Cup 3000/5000m48