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Amy Peterson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
SexFemale
Full nameAmy Eileen•Peterson (-Peck)
Used nameAmy•Peterson
Born29 November 1971 in Maplewood, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements163 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsSaratoga Winter Club, Saratoga Springs (USA) / Midway SC, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Amy Peterson competed in five Winter Olympics Games, including 1988 when short-track was only a demonstration sport, winning three medals, and was honored by carrying the US flag at the 2002 Opening Ceremony. In 1989 Peterson won the 1,000 and 1,500 at the US Olympic Festival, placing third in the 500. After the 1994 Winter Olympics she developed chronic fatigue syndrome, which affected her training, but she still made the 1998 US team. She recovered nicely, winning all four distances at the 2000 US Short-Track Championships, and in 2001 she won her eighth overall US Championship. Peterson retired after the 2002 Winter Olympics, graduating from St. Paul’s Concordia University, and began coaching. She made a brief comeback in 2004-05, but failed to make the 2006 US Winter Olympic Team. Her uncle, Gene Sandvig, competed in long-track speed skating for the United States at the 1952 and 1956 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) USA Amy Peterson
500 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 18
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 26
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 22
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 5
3,000 m, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 29
1992 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) USA Amy Peterson
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 21
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) USA Amy Peterson
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 13
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
1998 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) USA Amy Peterson
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 19
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 5
2002 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) USA Amy Peterson
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 13
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 13
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 7

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Amy Peterson

Olympic family relations

Special Notes