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Victoria Rodríguez

Argentina

SportSpeed Skating
NOCArgentina
Born04 Apr 1991
GenderWomen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Real Estate Agent
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.35 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:16.99 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:07.09 22 Oct 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/vicoonn  
twitter.com/Vicoonn  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMitch Whitmore [personal], USA  
Training RegimeShe trains in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe took up roller skating at a young age. "I got into the sport [roller skating] because I knew I was going to win. I was taken to figure skating lessons but once I saw it was all about spins I didn't even change [out of my clothes]. I wanted to compete in races." She switched to speed skating on ice in 2016. "It was a dream. When I was asleep, I dreamed I was an ice skater, and a week later I had the same dream, so I started thinking about it. I searched on the internet for ice skating in Argentina. Then I found a federation and contacted them. They told me that they had a programme in Salt Lake City [UT, United States of America], and that's how I started. This was in 2016 and in 2017 I went to Salt Lake City for the first time. I gave up inline skating in 2016. That was the last time I trained professionally for inline."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began roller skating at age eight. In 2016 she took up speed skating on ice.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has represented Argentina in roller speed skating. She won bronze in the road 500m sprint at the 2015 World Championships in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2021)  
InjuriesA hip injury prevented her from competing in roller speed skating at the 2021 Pan American Championships in Ibague, Colombia. (quedigital.com.ar, 15 Feb 2021, 07 Feb 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementClaiming bronze in the 500m at the 2021 Four Continents Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada. (isu.org, 16 Dec 2021)  
MilestonesShe became the first speed skater representing Argentina to compete at the Olympic Winter Games when she took part in the 2022 Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Oct 2022; coarg.org.ar, 13 Feb 2022)

She became the first speed skater representing Argentina to win a medal at an international competition by claiming bronze in the 500m at the 2021 Four Continents Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada. (isu.org, 16 Dec 2021)
 
Other informationTRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In 2017 she moved to the United States of America to join the International Skating Union [ISU] Development Transition Program in Salt Lake City, Utah. The scheme helps athletes from roller speed skating, ice hockey, or figure skating transition to speed skating on ice. (isu.org, 16 Dec 2021)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start27  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m30  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Four Continents Championships 500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m41  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m55  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m55  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m57