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. He competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in the 1,000- and 1,500-meter individual events, as well as the 5,000-meter team relay event. 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.
|Nationality||American / Hungarian|
|Born||March 27, 1995|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Sport||Short track speed skating|
|Club||Ferencvarosi 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)
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.
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