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Mia Kilburg-Manganello

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA22710198901
NOCUnited States
Born27 Oct 1989 in  Fort Walton Beach, FL
GenderWomen
FamilyHusband Craig Kilburg
Other namesMia Manganello
ResidenceCincinnati, OH, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.33 26 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:16.30 07 Oct 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:56.43 07 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:01.98 06 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:09.36 07 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.miamanganello.com/  
www.facebook.com/MiaManganello/  
twitter.com/mnmango89  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe attended a speed skating camp after being inspired to try the sport by watching the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. "After an amazing week on the ice I became hooked and decided on my future right then and there."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began roller speed skating in 1998 in Crestview, FL, United States of America. She made the transition to speed skating in 2003 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America.  
Name of coachGabriel Girard, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a bronze medal in team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater and cyclist Eric Heiden. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and US speed skater Chris Witty. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017; miamanganello.com, 17 Oct 2016; weartv.com, 24 Apr 2018)  
HobbiesArt, cooking pastry, fostering dogs, travel. (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2018; visitdallasdna.com, 2016)  
Other sportsShe competed in roller speed skating at national youth level in the United States of America. She also raced professionally in road cycling with US-based team Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling. (visitdallasdna.com, 01 Nov 2016; miamanganello.com, 17 Oct 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Other informationMULTI TALENTED
She retired from speed skating after missing out on a place on the US team for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and began competing professionally in road cycling. She returned to speed skating in early 2016 after a six-year absence with the goal of competing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where she went on to win a bronze medal. "Skating is my heart. It's everything I am. I've skated my entire life. It makes me giddy. It just excites me. Bike racing is amazing, and it filled that void for a little while. But there's that extra little dream there in reaching the Olympics." (espn.com, 08 Jan 2017; miamanganello.com, 17 Oct 2016)

HOMETOWN HONOUR
The hometown where she grew up - Crestview, FL, United States of America - celebrated 'Mia Manganello Day' after she won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "I left at [age] 10 and I never came back. But it [Crestview] has always been my core support. My family and I had a big impact on the town, we had an Italian restaurant named after me [in this town]. My best friends are also my kindergarten classmates when I was in Crestivew." (weartv.com, 24 Apr 2018)

FAMILY SUPPORT
Her parents sold the Italian restaurant they ran in Florida in order to move to Salt Lake City, UT, where there was better access to training facilities for their daughter. "When I was 13-years-old my parents uprooted our lives in Florida and moved to Salt Lake City so that I could pursue my Olympic dream." (weartv.com, 24 Apr 2018; miamanganello.com, 17 Oct 2016)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m16  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m23  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m39  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m46  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m50  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m52