Jessica Gregg

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Jessica Gregg
Personal information
Born (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 26)
Edmonton, AB
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Sport
Country  Canada
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 43.351(2009) CR
1000 m: (2009)
1500 m: (2009)
3000 m: (2009)

Jessica Gregg (born March 16, 1988, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian short track speed skater.

Jessica Gregg was the only member of the 2010 Canadian Olympic short track team outside of Quebec. Jessica won her first ever World Cup gold medal in 500 m short track speedskating in February 2009. Jessica comes from a strong pedigree of skaters as her mother Kathy Vogt was a two time Olympian in the sport and her father Dr. Randy Gregg was a member of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty in the 1980s. Her brother Jamie Gregg is a member of the national team for the 500 m in Long Track Speed Skating.

Gregg won a bronze medal in the 500 metres during the 2009 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, she also won another bronze in the women's 3000 m relay at the same championship. During the 2008 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships she won a silver medal as participant in the women's relay along with fellow speed skaters Kalyna Roberge, and Tania Vicent. Going into the 2010 Olympics, Gregg is medal contender in the 500 m and the 3,000 m relay. In the final at the Vancouver Olympics Gregg suffered through numerous first corner falls and restarts both in the quarterfinals and finals. In the final she was pushed out of the way by Arianna Fontana and was out of the race by the end of the first corner. Gregg finished 4th in the 500 m.[1] On February 24, she won a silver medal in the 3,000 metre relay, along with Tania Vicent, Kalyna Roberge and Marianne St-Gelais.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Barnes (17 February 2010). "Heartbreak breaks for Canada’s Gregg in 500 final". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ Lukas, Jennifer (2010-02-24). "Canada takes silver in women's 3,000m relay". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-24.