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Pedro Causil

Colombia

SportSpeed Skating
NOCColombia
Born14 Apr 1991 in  Cartagena
GenderMen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.92 08 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.83 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.66 11 Mar 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Pedro-Causil-96448970674/  
twitter.com/pcausil  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHaving tried football, baseball, karate and swimming as a child, he took up inline skating in the car park at Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport in San Andres, Colombia, where the authorities would allow people to skate between the hours of 18:00 and 20:00. He switched to speed skating because he hoped to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "I tried so many sports but I liked the adrenaline that I felt when I raced."  
Name of coachRyan Shimabukuro [national], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age seven on San Andres Island, Colombia. He first tried speed skating in 2014 in Milwaukee, WI, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Colombia in roller speed skating. He won gold in the road 500m sprint and silver in the road 200m time trial at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2016; results.toronto2015.org, 13 Jul 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a world record for the 300m sprint in roller speed skating at the 2008 World Championships in Gijon, Spain. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard for the glory." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was selected as Colombia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 09 Feb 2018)  
NicknamesThe Killer (Facebook page, 01 Aug 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m51  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m53