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Paige Schwartzburg

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born20 Jul 1990 in  Ocala, FL
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.97 11 Mar 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:16.55 18 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:57.36 19 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:15.99 26 Aug 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was inspired to begin speed skating after watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "I saw girls I used to compete against during my years as an inline skater who were now competing in the Olympics in speed skating on ice."  
Name of coachGabriel Girard [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began inline skating at age seven before stopping at age 14. She took up speed skating in 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementBeing selected to represent the United States of America at a World Cup event for the first time. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player LeBron James. (, 09 Nov 2016)  
Other sportsIn her youth she competed in inline skating as part of Team Florida in the United States of America. (Facebook page, 27 May 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Give your best in what you do and you cannot be disappointed." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Other informationSECOND CHANCE
She competed in inline skating as a child but her parents banned her from skating at age 14 as a result of what Schwartzenburg describes as "bad decisions" on her part. Seven years later she was inspired to take up speed skating after watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and was provided a second chance by her grandmother who offered to move with her to Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. "She said, 'Would you be willing to stop getting into trouble and leave all your friends and family behind to skate again?' Of course I said yes." (Healthy Living Magazine, 29 Jan 2016)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps25  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps32  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m33  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m41  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m42  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m44  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m44  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m45  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m46  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m58