Print the Biography/Short

Clayton De Clemente

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born16 Sep 1999
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:24.128 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:15.214 11 Feb 2023 Dordrecht  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesDriving and working on cars, playing guitar and bass. (, 01 Jun 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was playing inline hockey when his mother noticed that his speed and form could be suited to speed skating. She then sent him to train under coach Elena Sklutovsky at Danbury Speedskating Club in Connecticut, United States of America. Prior to that, his only ice skating experience had been at birthday parties.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS short track skater Jeff Simon. (, 01 Jun 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2011.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"My biggest strength is I have really good endurance. I can keep going and going and going when a lot of people would die, and I have good awareness. When I can't see, I use my other senses. If someone is making a move, I'll hear their skates." (, 07 Jun 2020)  
In 2017 he graduated from Arlington High School in Lagrange, NY, United States of America, and then spent a year at Dutchess Community College while training and competing. However, he decided to give up his studies and move to Salt Lake City, Utah, to train at the Olympic Oval. At the time he moved to Utah, he was not a member of the US national team but he was soon accepted onto the FAST [Facilitated Athlete Sport Training] US development squad. "I felt like I'd be throwing a lot of effort away if I stopped [skating]. Instead, I decided to see how far I could go. If you're fast enough, you can skate on the FAST team." (, 07 Jun 2020)
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachStephen Gough [national], CAN  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m12  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m14  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m16  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m19  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m22  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m23  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m23  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m24  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m24  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m31  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m36  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m42  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall43  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m51  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m52  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m94  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m94  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m101  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m101  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m114