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Jonathan Garcia

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born14 Dec 1986 in  Houston, TX
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.81 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.40 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:45.99 31 Dec 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesMusic, football, playing the guitar, going to concerts, watching sport. (Twitter profile, 10 Sep 2017;, 08 Feb 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented the United States of America in roller speed skating, winning bronze in the 5000m relay at the 2006 World Championships in Anyang, Republic of Korea. He has also competed in short track at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Sep 2017;, 29 Jul 2013;, 2009)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe switched from inline skating to speed skating because he wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1994 at age seven, competing in roller speed skating for 14 years. He switched to speed skating in 2007.  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe puts his left skate on first. (, 2012)  
NicknamesJohansen, Johnny Tempo (, 29 Jul 2013)  
Most influential person in careerUS speed skaters Chad Hedrick and Dan Jansen. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017, 10 Dec 2013)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it." (, 08 Feb 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMatt Kooreman [national], USA  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 01 Nov 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m23  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall27  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Mass Start 20 Laps28  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m44  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m48