Catherine Raney Norman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameCatherine•Raney Norman
Used nameCatherine•Raney Norman
Nick/petnamesCathy
Born20 June 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsWASSC, West Allis (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Catherine Raney Norman started out as a figure skater who was teased by some speed skaters to try out the oval, and eventually competed in speed skating at four Winter Olympics – 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010. Primarily a distance skater, she also skated for the US in team pursuit in 2006 and 2010. Raney Norman won the US All-Around Championship in 1999, 2002, and 2003.

Raney competed at the World Junior Championships in 1997-99, winning silver in all-around in 1998. She raced at the single-distance World Championships from 1999-2009, recording eight top 10 finishes. At the World All-Around Championships, her best finish was eighth in 2003, in seven starts. She later became a speed skating coach in Park City, Utah, coaching a club team. In 2021 the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee For The Games named Raney Norman as chair of the committee charged with bringing a second Olympic Winter Games to Salt Lake City in either 2030 or 2034.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.51 (2006); 1000 – 1:18.11 (2007); 1500 – 1:57.34 (2006); 3000 – 4:01.98 (2006); 5000 – 6:56.92 (2006).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Catherine Raney
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 22
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Catherine Raney
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 13
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 9
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Catherine Raney
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 18
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 11
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 7
Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women (Olympic) United States 5
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Catherine Raney Norman
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 31
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 17
Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women (Olympic) United States 4