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Kali Christ

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN20911199101
NOCCanada
Born09 Nov 1991 in  Regina
GenderWomen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationMathematics - University of Calgary: Canada
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.67 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.27 30 Dec 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 1:54.44 08 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    3000m 4:06.99 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 7:24.10 08 Mar 2015 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kali.christ  
twitter.com/KaliChrist  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents had a rule that we had to do an ice sport in the winter, so after seeing it on television both my brother and I started speed skating."  
Name of coachTodd McClements [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age three, and took up speed skating in 2000 in Regina, SK, Canada.  
Club / TeamRegina Speed Skating Club: Canada  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fourth and setting a personal best in the 1500m at the final 2012/13 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn January 2016 she fell and stretched the sacroiliac ligament in the left side of her hip. The injury did not fully heal until October 2017. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)

She suffered a back injury in 2011. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2013)
 
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do what you love and that passion will keep pushing you forward." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe received long track's 2012 Rising Star Award from Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 2017)

She was named 2011 Female Athlete of the Year by Sask Sport in Saskatchewan, Canada. (speedskating.ca, 2012)
 
Other sportsShe wrestled at junior provincial level in Canada. (speedskating.ca, 2012)  
Famous relativesHer brother Keegan has competed in short track and was a finalist at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards in the Male Athlete of the Year category. Her father Bill has worked as a coach at the Regina Speed Skating Club in Saskatchewan, Canada. Her uncle Louis Christ competed in athletics for the junior and indoor national teams. He was a national university champion. (canada.com, 30 Jan 2014; speedskating.ca, 21 Jan 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround10  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m19  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m19  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m21  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m26  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m26  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m26  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps32  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall32  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m33  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m38  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m41  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m41  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m44  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m47