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Cole Krueger


SportShort Track
Born22 Aug 1991 in Pittsburgh, PA 
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.305 04 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:24.053 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:13.955 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    5000m Relay 1   1  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a world record in the 5000m relay at the 2018 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"It looked fun and fast."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolMartial artist and actor Bruce Lee. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachAkos Banhidi [club, national], HUN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age seven in Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy pain." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamFerencvarosi Torna Club: Budapest, HUN  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis younger brother John-Henry has represented the United States of America and Hungary in short track. He won silver in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang while representing the United States of America. He began representing Hungary in 2020. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jan 2021;, 20 Aug 2017)  
Having made his World Cup debut in short track for the United States of America in 2014, he switched to compete for Hungary after obtaining citizenship there in May 2017. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018;, 01 Sep 2017)
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m8  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m11  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall11  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m12  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m15  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall16  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m21  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m18  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m19  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m20  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m21  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m23  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m25  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m26  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m27  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m29  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m30  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m32  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m33  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m40  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m52  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m54  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m54  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m58  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m63  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m70  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m97