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Kristen Santos

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born02 Nov 1994
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
Higher educationHuman Movement Studies - University of Utah: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.973 09 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:28.485 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:23.871 18 Aug 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:31.190 18 Jan 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachWilma Boomstra [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began figure skating at age three, and took up short track at age nine in Fairfield, CT, United States of America.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe became interested in the sport after watching an advert on television.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 28 Sep 2017)  
HobbiesHiking, skiing, spending time by the swimming pool. (, 01 Aug 2017)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe takes her teddy bear [named Teddy] whenever she travels. (, 01 Aug 2017)  
NicknamesPuff (, 01 Aug 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2019 she herniated a disc in her back and was off the ice for one month. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

In 2017 she required surgery after cutting a tendon in her hand. She was out of action for one month and had to skate in a cast for three months. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019, 08 Nov 2018)

In 2013 she broke her foot and was unable to skate for three months. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing third in the 1000m at the 2019 World Cup event in Nagoya, Japan. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Dec 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Celski. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never be afraid of failure. Just go for it." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m12  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m13  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m16  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay9  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m11  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay14  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m18  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m19  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m20  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m22  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m24  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m26  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m28  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m28  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m28  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m29  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m46  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m50  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m52  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m52  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m56  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m61  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m69  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m76  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m81  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m85