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Emery Lehman

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born13 Jun 1996 in  Chicago, IL
ResidenceMilwaukee, WI, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Higher educationCivil Engineering - Marquette University: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.64 19 Sep 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.30 17 Oct 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:44.25 16 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:18.03 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:22.77 01 Jan 2014 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1500m     1  
    5000m 1   2  
    Allround     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age nine in Chicago, IL, United States of America.  
Club / TeamFranklin Park Speed Skating Club [USA] / ASE Speed Skating [USA]:  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was playing ice hockey when his mother noticed a poster that said speed skating could help improve hockey skills.  
Name of coachEric Cepuran [ASE]; Tom Cushman [national], USA  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to have a career in airport design or structural engineering. (OIS, 06 Feb 2018; Twitter profile, 10 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Graham has played tennis at college level in the United States of America. (OIS, 06 Feb 2018)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2014 Male Athlete of the Year by the Wednesday Journal, a newspaper based in Oak Park, IL, United States of America. (, 01 Jul 2014)  
NicknamesAce (Facebook profile, 03 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"My philosophy is the same for school and skating. I might not be the smartest kid in the classroom or the most talented skater on the ice, but it doesn't take skill to work hard, recover correctly, be on top for training." (OIS, 06 Feb 2018)  
Other informationYOUNGEST
At age 17 he was the youngest male speed skater from any nation to compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Nov 2017;, 03 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in careerHis mother Marcia, and US speed skater Jonathan Kuck. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017;, 21 Feb 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 5000m at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Collalbo, Italy. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS baseball and American football player Bo Jackson. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2014 Olympic Games 10000m10  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m16  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Four Continents Championships 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m29  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m31  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m34  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m51