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Anders Johnson

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN12409199701
NOCCanada
Born24 Sep 1997
GenderMen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
Higher educationReligious Studies - Liberty University: Lynchburg, VA, USA
LanguagesEnglish
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCalgary Speed Skating Association: Canada  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesGolf, playing the piano, writing songs, cycling. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
InjuriesIn 2022 he broke his ankle and required surgery. He resumed skating after four months of recovery. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe uses new skate laces for each race weekend. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2021 Four Continents Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Famous relativesHis grandfather Danny Johnson played ice hockey in the NHL in the 1970s for the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023; nhl.com, 01 Jan 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was looking for a change from ice hockey, and also wanted to stay active.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolBritish sprinter Eric Liddell. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games, and to set a Canadian record in the men's 500m. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMichael Ireland [club], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age 17 in Edmonton, AB, Canada.  
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General Interest
NicknamesAndy, Johnny (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do my best and trust God for the rest." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m40