Jennifer Rodriguez

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Jennifer Rodriguez
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Personal information
Born (1976-06-08) June 8, 1976 (age 38)
Miami, Florida

Jennifer Rodriguez (born June 8, 1976 in, Miami, Florida) is a Cuban-American speed skater. She started her career as an artistic roller skater, winning multiple national championships and placing second and third at world championships. Later she switched to inline speed skating and became world champion in 1993. Her inline speed coach was Bob Manning.

In 1996 she made another career move by giving it a try on ice, in order to have a chance to make the Olympic team. This was a success, and she participated in the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, winning two bronze medals in Salt Lake City in 2002. She is also known by the nicknames Miami Ice and J-Rod "dame cucita".

She was previously married to American speed skater K. C. Boutiette, who was the first to switch from inline speed skating to ice skating and motivated Rodriguez to do the same.

Personal records[1]
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 37.87 November 18, 2005 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:14.05 January 22, 2005 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:54.19 December 12 2009 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
3000 m 4:04.99 February 10, 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
5000 m 7:07.93 December 22, 2001 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City

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  1. ^ "Jennifer Rodriguez". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 

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