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Reyon Kay

New Zealand

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNZL11012198601
NOCNew Zealand
Born10 Dec 1986 in  Wellington
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Marya
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Sports Administrator
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.79 19 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.36 19 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 1:45.79 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:22.57 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.reyonkay.com/  
www.facebook.com/reyon.kay  
twitter.com/ReyonKay  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [national], NZL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America.  
Club / TeamCanterbury Alpine Ice Speed Skating Club: Christchurch, NZL  
Reason for choosing this sportHe transferred from roller speed skating to ice speed skating because he wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and coach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolEnglish footballers Frank Lampard and John Terry. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2012 Sportsperson of the Year and the 2016 Sportsman of the Year in Kapiti, New Zealand. (stuff.co.nz, 03 May 2016)  
HobbiesSupporting NBA team Utah Jazz and English football club Chelsea. (Instagram profile, 27 Sep 2018; Twitter profile, 04 Jul 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in team pursuit at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan, and claiming gold in inline speed skating at the 2010 World Championships in Guarne, Colombia. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented New Zealand in roller speed skating, and won gold in the road 5000m relay at the 2010 World Championships in Guarne, Colombia. He has also played inline hockey at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2016; Twitter profile, 09 Nov 2016; reyonkay.com, 2016)  
InjuriesHe broke his ankle in 2013 and was out of action for two months. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Lower your standard, raise your average." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps23  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps23  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m30  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps32  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall32  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall35  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m50