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Michelle Kline

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMichelle Lynn•Kline
Used nameMichelle•Kline
Born8 November 1968 in Golden Valley, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsMidway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

On a trip from Chicago to Milwaukee for a meet in 1991, Michelle Kline’s dreams were almost derailed when the Jeep they were riding in went out of control. Kline was severely injured, sustaining damage to her ribs, spleen, kidneys, and lungs, but she would recover to skate for the US at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. Kline skated the World Cup circuit from 1986-94, with a best finish of fifth in a 3K in 1991 at Butte, Montana. She competed at the World Championships from 1989-92 and the World Sprint Championships in 1994. Kline now lives near the Twin Cities, and runs Wildside Caterers, the company that provides catering services to the Minnesota Wild NHL team.

Personal Bests: 500 – 41.21 (1994); 1000 – 1:22.44 (1994); 1500 – 2:08.02 (1994); 3000 – 4:33.48 (1991); 5000 – 8:01.33 (1993).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Michelle Kline
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 26
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) AC
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 25
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 24
1994 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Michelle Kline
500 metres, Women (Olympic) AC
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) =24
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 20

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