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Gabriella Hachem

United States

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTUSA21310199801
NOCUnited States
Born13 Oct 1998 in Boynton Beach, FL 
GenderWomen
ResidencePotomac, MD, USA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesArabic, English, Spanish
Higher educationUniversity of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.602 28 Jan 2017 Innsbruck  
    1000m 1:32.667 03 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    1500m 2:22.575 28 Jan 2017 Innsbruck  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/gabriella.hachem.3  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2011 in Wheaton, MD, United States of America.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe practised figure skating before following her brother into short track.  
Club / TeamUnited Capital Blades Short Track Speed Skating Club: Washington, DC, USA  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesWatching gymnastics, football and fencing, singing, cooking and baking. (teamusa.org, Mar 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementMaking her senior World Cup debut in 2017 in Dresden, Germany, and placing 10th in the 500m at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no point." (teamusa.org, Mar 2017)  
Other informationHERITAGE
Her parents are from Honduras and Lebanon. (patch.com, 22 Apr 2015)

HIGHER EDUCATION
She deferred her first year at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, United States of America, to focus on trying to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (gofundme.com, 31 Mar 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skaters Shim Suk-Hee and Park Seung-Hi, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (teamusa.org, Mar 2017; Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m36  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m36  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m38  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m13  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m56  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m105