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Lana Gehring

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born21 Aug 1990 in Chicago, IL 
OccupationPersonal Trainer
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.553 16 Nov 2017 Seoul  
    1000m 1:28.857 08 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:21.622 10 Feb 2013 Dresden  
    3000m 5:06.292 11 Mar 2012 Shanghai  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    500m     1  
    3000m Relay   1 1  
World Team Championships
World Team Championships
    Team     2  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer parents encouraged her to try the sport, and she liked it immediately. She began as a figure skater and moved to short track after making a national team in 2005.  
Name of coachAnthony Barthell [national], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up skating at a club in Northbrook, IL, United States of America.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe had an Achilles tendon injury that kept her from sprint training in 2011 and 2012. (, 08 Mar 2012)

She was diagnosed with glandular fever seven weeks before the 2010 Olympic trials. She was unable to train for two weeks and lost strength. She recovered in time to win a place on the 3000m relay team. (NBC, 22 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in careerCoach Chun Jae-Su. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2013)  
Hero / IdolCoach Chun Jae-Su. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2013)  
Other sportsShe competed in speed skating at the 2008 World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2008)  
She retired from short track after failing to make the United States of America team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. In 2015 she returned to competitive sport to participate in speed skating but switched back to short track in 2017. (, 15 Dec 2017)

She has a tattoo of a crown along with her initials on the right side of her head. (, 19 Dec 2013)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Team Championships Team3  
    2008/2009 World Team Championships Team3  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m5  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m5  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall8  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m11  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall12  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m15  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m17  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m17  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m18  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m19  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall19  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m26  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m28  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m34  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall40  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 1000m1  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m4  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m4  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m9  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m10  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay11  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m11  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m13  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m16  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m17  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m19  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m20  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m20  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m21  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m25  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m31  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m31  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m32  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m40  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m46  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m51