Catriona Le May Doan

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Catriona Ann Le May Doan, OC (born December 23, 1970 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian speed skater and a double Olympic champion in the 500 m. The proper pronunciation of her first name is "Kah-TREE-O-nah".[citation needed]

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Career

Speed skating

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, of Scottish ancestry, Le May Doan won the Olympic 500 m title at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and she repeated this feat at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, giving rise to the title "the fastest woman on ice". At the Nagano Olympics, she also won a bronze on the 1,000 m. She was World Sprint Champion 1998 and 2002 and World Champion 500 m 1998, 1999, and 2001, and she won a 500 m bronze in 2000. She has also won the 500 m World Cup 4 times (in 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2003) and the 1,000 m World Cup once (in 1998).[citation needed]

On November 22, 1997, Le May Doan became the first woman to break the 38-second barrier for the 500 m, skating 37.90 s in Calgary, Alberta. Before the year was over, she had tied this record once and broken it twice, ending on 37.55 s. Within the next four years, she broke this record four more times, up to 37.22 s in Calgary, in December 2001. No other woman has set eight consecutive World Records in one distance. Between 7 January 2001 and 24 February 2001, Le May Doan even had the 14 best times ever skated on that distance:[citation needed]

  • 1. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,40 1 Calgary 06-01-2001
  • 2. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,55 1 Calgary 28-12-1997
  • 3. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,57 1 Calgary 07-01-2001
  • 4. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,71 1 Calgary 27-03-1998
  • 5. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,71 1 Calgary 27-12-1997
  • 6. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,86 1 Calgary 21-02-1999
  • 7. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,88 1 Calgary 27-03-1998
  • 8. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,89 1 Calgary 20-02-1999
  • 9. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,90 1 Calgary 22-11-1997
  • 10. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,90 1 Calgary 23-11-1997
  • 11. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,90 1 Calgary 29-11-1998
  • 12. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,94 1 Calgary 18-11-2000
  • 13. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,97 1 Calgary 12-01-2000
  • 14. Catriona Le May-Doan CAN 37,98 1 Calgary 13-02-1999

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