At a glance

12 Aug 1979 Winnipeg, Canada
173 cm / 71 kg 5'8'' / 156 pounds
Female

Cindy Klassen started out as a ice hockey player, but after missing the Canadian squad for the Nagano Olympics, she turned to speed skating. Her international breakthrough in that sport followed in 2001, which was succeeded by an Olympic bronze in 2002. In 2003, she was the best female skater, crowning the year with the allround world title. An injury set her back the following season, but in 2005 she won two distance world titles. This made her a huge favorite for the 2006 Olympics, and she lived up to those expectations. Entering five of the six events, she won...

Cindy in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
6
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal:2 Bronze medal:3
  • Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    • 21
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 14
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
    • 12
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • DNS
      Speed Skating
      Team Pursuit (6 laps)
  • Turin
    Turin 2006
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Turin
    Turin 2006
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      Team Pursuit (6 laps)
  • Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    • 13
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres

Other athletes

All athletes