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Cole Krueger

Hungary

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTHUN12208199101
NOCHungary
Born22 Aug 1991 in Pittsburgh, PA 
GenderMen
ResidenceBudapest, HUN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay 1   1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/cwiksilver  
twitter.com/cwiksilver  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachAkos Banhidi [national], HUN; Zhang Jing [national], CHN; Jae Su-Chun  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age seven in Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America.  
Reason for choosing this sport"It looked fun and fast."  
Club / TeamMTK Budapest: Hungary  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSightseeing, supporting American football team Pittsburgh Steelers and US ice hockey team Pittsburgh Penguins. (moksz.hu, Sep 2017)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother John-Henry has represented the United States of America in short track. He won silver in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2018; sltrib.com, 20 Aug 2017)  
Other informationCOMPETING FOR HUNGARY
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; moksz.hu, 01 Sep 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolMartial artist and actor Bruce Lee. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a world record in the 5000m relay at the 2018 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy pain." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    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  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m18  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m20  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m21  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m23  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m24  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m25  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m32  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m32  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m33  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m33  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m52  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m54  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m58  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m63  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m97