Alyson Dudek

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Alyson Dudek
Personal information
Born (1990-07-30) July 30, 1990 (age 26)
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Speed skating
Club APTE

Alyson Dudek (born July 30, 1990) is an American short track speed skater and Olympic bronze medallist.

Biography[edit]

Dudek is a fourth-generation Polish American.[1] Dudek attended Divine Savior Holy Angels High School for three and a half years.[2] Dudek qualified for her first World Cup team while still a high school student and finished her high school education through online correspondence course while training in Salt Lake City. As a younger skater, Dudek originally trained in both long track and short track speed skating before choosing to specialize in short track. Dudek is from Hales Corners, Wisconsin.[2] In late 2014, Dudek competed in the 26th season of the reality show The Amazing Race, which began airing on February 25, 2015 where their season has come to an end in Leg 8 with a 6th Place finish due to being 2nd U-Turned by Laura & Tyler. Dudek was teamed with her boyfriend, bobsledder Steven Langton, whom Dudek met at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[3]

Career[edit]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Dudek competed in the 500 m and 3000 m relay. In the 500 m, Dudek didn't make it past the quarterfinals.[4] In the 3000 m relay, Dudek was part of the relay team that won bronze due to the disqualification of South Korea behind China and Canada.[5] At the U.S. Olympic trials on January 5, 2014, Dudek qualified for the 2014 Olympic team, her second trip to the Games.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b D'Amato, Gary (September 7, 2009). "Racing to her Olympic goal". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ Trebby, Matt (February 24, 2015). "Olympian and Milwaukee native Alyson Dudek previews 'The Amazing Race'". WTMJ. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ladies' 500 m (quarterfinals)". vancouver2010.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ladies' 3000 m Relay (finals)". Archived from the original on February 19, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (January 5, 2013). "J.S. Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Team finalized". NBC Olympic Talk. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 

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