Trevor Marsicano

Trevor Marsicano (born April 5, 1989) is an American speed skater and silver medalist in the Winter Olympics.

Trevor Marsicano
Trevor Marsicano 2009.jpg
Marsicano at the 2009 World Allround Championships.
Personal information
Born (1989-04-05) April 5, 1989 (age 32)
Schenectady, New York
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg)
Sport
Country United States
SportSpeed skating
Medal record
Men's speed skating
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver Team pursuit
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Vancouver 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2011 Inzell Team pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2009 Vancouver 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vancouver 5000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vancouver Team pursuit
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Innsbruck Overall

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Marsicano won a silver medal for his part in the team pursuit. He did not skate in the final but did skate in the quarterfinals with Chad Hedrick and Jonathan Kuck.

Marsicano's breakthrough performance was at the 2009 World Single Distance Championships where he won four medals (one gold, one silver, two bronze). Overall, Marsicano has won two golds, one silver, and two bronze at the World Championships. Marsicano has also won the overall bronze at the World Junior Championships.

CareerEdit

Marsicano started playing ice hockey, but switched to short track speed skating at a young age with the Saratoga Winter Club. In 2004, he suffered a very deep open wound to his thigh during a fall with another skater. After his rehabilitation, he changed to long track speed skating.

2007–2008Edit

At his debut at the 2007 World Junior Championships, Marsicano won the overall bronze medal, the first medal won by an American since 1993. The following year at the 2008 World Junior Championships, he finished fourth. At his first senior World Allround in the same year, he finished in 20th place.

2009Edit

At the 2009 World Allround Championships, Marsicano finished 5th, only being beaten by Sven Kramer, Håvard Bøkko, Enrico Fabris and Wouter olde Heuvel.[1]

Marsicano then went on to win four medals at the 2009 World Single Distance Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. He won the gold medal and became world champion in the 1000 m race, ahead of Denny Morrison and Shani Davis. He also won the silver medal in the 1500 m and the bronze medal in the 5000 m and in the eight lap track pursuit event alongside his American teammates Ryan Bedford and Brian Hansen.

On March 7, 2009, at the Salt Lake City Olympic Oval, he became the first skater to break the 1:07 barrier in the 1000 m, clocking 1:06.88 for the distance, 12/100 better than Pekka Koskela's world record of 1:07.00. However, later in the competition, Shani Davis would clinch the world record, as he skated the distance in 1:06.42.[2]

2010 Winter OlympicsEdit

Marsicano's first race was the 5000 m on February 13. He finished 14th overall, with a 6:30.93.[3] He then competed on February 17 in the 1000 m. In the 1000 m, Marsicano placed 10th with a 1:10.11.[4] In the 1500 m on February 20, he raced a 1:47.84 and placed 15th.[5]

The American pursuit team consisted of Marsicano, Chad Hedrick, Jonathan Kuck and Brian Hansen. Kuck, Hedrick and Marsicano eliminated Japan in the quarterfinal, which advanced them to face the heavily favored Netherlands in the semifinal.[6] Kuck, Hedrick and Hansen then beat the Dutch team by .4 seconds, with a final time of 3:42.71.[7]

The American team were defeated by the Canadians in the gold medal final. The same trio that skated the semifinal trailed Canada in the gold medal final by as much as 0.73 seconds early in the race, trimming that margin to 0.21 at the finish with a time of 3:41.58. The Canadians hit the line at 3:41.37 to win the gold medal, leaving the American team with silver. The bronze went to the Dutch team, which set an Olympic record in the B final with a time of 3:39.95.[8]

Post-2010Edit

In the post-Olympic season Marsicano was on his way back to the top. He won with team USA his second and third World Cup team pursuit race. That season he also won his currently only two individual world cup races, both 1500 metres.[9] The 2011–12 season started disappointingly. Due to overtraining he was not able to make promotion to the A-group of the World Cup. In December 2011 he quit his season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2009 World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved August 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2008-09 World Cup #9 Final – Results 1000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved August 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2010-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's 1,000 metres". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's 1,500 metres". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2010-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Quarter-Finals". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Semi-Finals". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Speed Skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Finals". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2010-07-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Trevor Marsicano". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved August 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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