Alanna Kraus

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Alanna Kraus
Medal record
Women's short track speed skating
Olympic Games
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City 3000 m relay
Silver 2006 Turin 3000 m relay
Bronze 2000, Sheffield 3000 m relay
Bronze 2004, Gothenburg 1500 m
Silver 2006, Minneapolis 3000 m relay
World Short Track Team Championships
Bronze 2002 Team
Bronze 2005 Team
Bronze 2006 Team
Goodwill Games
Silver 2000, Lake Placid 3000 m relay

Alanna Kraus (born June 30, 1977 in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is a Canadian short track speed skater. She won the bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in short-track speed skating for the women's 3000 m relay. She competed in three individual events at the 2002 Games. In the 500 m she placed 6th; 8th in the 1000 m and 5th in the 1500 m.[1][2][3] She was also a silver medalist at the 2000 Goodwill Games.[2]

In the 2006 Winter Olympics she won silver as part of the short track relay team in the 3000 meter race with Tania Vicent, Kalyna Roberge, and Anouk Leblanc-Boucher.[4] In her only individual event at the Games, the 500  she placed 9th. She won a silver medal in the relay event at the 2006 World Championships.

Personal records
Women's short track speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 43.839 2005-11-12 Bormio
1000 m 1:31.130 2004-11-21 Calgary
1500 m 2:22.640 2004-11-19 Calgary

Personal life[edit]

Kraus first started speed skating at age four.[2] She is one of many of Olympic athletes to come from the National Sport School based in Calgary, Alberta.[5]


  1. ^ Profile of Alanna Kraus by the Canadian Olympic Committee
  2. ^ a b c Profile of Alanna Kraus by Speed Skating Canada
  3. ^ Alanna Kraus: Short-track speed skating, London Free Press, February 9, 2006.
  4. ^ Byers, Jim, "Canada silver in relay", Toronto Star, February 22, 2006.
  5. ^ Bergman, Brian, "Athletes' ABCs: National Sport, Calgary", Maclean's, August 23, 2004.