John-Henry Krueger

John-Henry Krueger (born March 27, 1995) is an American-born Hungarian short track speed skater who represented the United States and Hungary. In the years leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics he trained in South Korea and then with the Dutch short-track team in Heerenveen with coach Jeroen Otter. He is an American national champion in the 500-, 1,000-, and 1,500-meter events.[1] He competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics[2] in the 1,000- and 1,500-meter individual events, as well as the 5,000-meter team relay event.[3] He won a silver medal in the men's 1,000-meter event. Following the 2018 Winter Olympics he switched allegiances and will represent Hungary alongside his brother, Cole.[4][5]

John-Henry Krueger
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Personal information
NationalityAmerican / Hungarian
Born (1995-03-27) March 27, 1995 (age 26)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
CountryHungary
SportShort track speed skating
ClubFerencvarosi Torna Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500m: 40.588 (2012)
1000m: 1:23.714 (2017)
1500m: 2:11.501 (2016)
3000m: 4:59.28 (2015)

Early lifeEdit

Krueger's hometown is Peters Township, Pennsylvania, where his parents Bryan and Heidi Krueger still reside. He started skating when he was 5, and joined the Pittsburgh Speedskating Club with his older brother Cole. His mother Heidi, a figure skating coach, taking the advice of former Olympian Eric Flaim, commuted with her sons to Washington D.C. twice a week for additional training.[6]

CareerEdit

In November 2017 Krueger and teammates J.R. Celski, Thomas Insuk Hong and Keith Carroll, Jr. set the current world record in the 5,000-meter relay.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Speed Skater John-Henry Krueger is DC Trainee". NBC4 Washington. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Athlete Profile: John-Henry KRUEGER – Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Short Track Speed Skating | Athlete Profile: John-Henry KRUEGER – Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "He won an Olympic medal for the U.S. in PyeongChang. Now he wants to compete for a new country". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ "Speedskating's Newest Drama: A Sibling Rebellion". The Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ [1], A U.S. speedskater’s odyssey, from campgrounds to the Olympics .

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