John-Henry Krueger

  • John-Henry Krueger, US Speedskating World Team Short Track Speedskater

    John-Henry Krueger

    Short Track Speedskating

    Birthday: March 27, 1995 
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
    Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
    Coach: Jae Su Chun

     

    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: 

    2010- 2013 Junior World team

     

    WORLD CUP HISTORY: 

    2011- 2013 World Cup team

    Three-time World Cup medalist (1 silver, 2 bronze)

     

    NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:  

    2008 National Midget Champion

    
2005 National Pony Champion

     

    WORLD RECORD: 

    Junior 500m World Record: 40.588

     

    WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON?

    1. To earn a spot on the 2014 Olympic Team

    2. Earn a medal at the Sochi Games

     

    HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPEEDSKATING?

    I decided to start after watching my older brother skate.

     

    WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SPEEDSKATING MOMENT?

    Medaling at the World Cup in Moscow, Russia in the 1500m A final.

     

    WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH ON THE ICE?

    Determination to cross the finish line first.

     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SPEEDSKATING?

    I enjoy the speed and strategy of the sport.

     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?

    Pasta

     

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEAT FOOD?

    In-N-Out Burger

     

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

    I enjoy going on bike rides and watching movies.

     

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?

    Yoga and traveling.

     

    WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

    I am 25% japanese.

     

    WHAT IS A TRAINING TIP THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS?  

    Train hard and smart. Know your body. 

     

    WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONAL TOOLS?  

    The need to win and conquer. 

     

    WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE THAT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

    Your body is built to work. Never doubt it's ability to work through pain.

     

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