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Jennifer Rodriguez

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameJennifer Jill•Rodriguez
Used nameJennifer•Rodriguez
Nick/petnamesJen, Miami Ice
Born8 June 1976 in Miami, Florida (USA)
Measurements162 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsMiami / Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
NOC United States

Biography

Jennifer Rodriguez started out as an artistic roller skater, and then switched to inline speed skating, winning three titles at the 1993 World Championships. In 1996, she switched to speed skating in an attempt to make the US Olympic Team, and has since made three US Olympic teams – 1998, 2002, 2006. She was the first US Winter Olympian female medalist of Hispanic descent, as Rodriguez is Cuban-American, the daughter of a Cuban immigrant father and an American mother. She started out as an all-round skater but later in her career, was primarily a sprinter, and won the 2005 World Sprint Championships, after winning a bronze in the event in 2004. At the World Single Distance Championships, she won four medals from 2003-05, a silver in the 1,000 in 2003, and bronzes in the 1,500 in 2003-05. As a measure of her range, in 2003 she placed fifth in both the World Allround and Sprint Championships. Rodriguez was married for a time to American speed skater KC Boutiette, who also started out as an inline skater and encouraged her to make the change as well.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.87 (2005); 1000 – 1:14.05 (2003); 1500 – 1:54.61 (2005); 3000 – 4:04.99 (2002); 5000 – 7:07.93 (2001); Sprint Combination – 150.015 (2005); Allround Samalog – 163.735 (2002).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Jennifer Rodriguez
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 13
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 8
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Jennifer Rodriguez
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 7
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Jennifer Rodriguez
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 11
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 8
Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women (Olympic) United States 5
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Jennifer Rodriguez
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 21
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 7
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 18
Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women (Olympic) United States 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1998 Winter Olympics 11 February 1998 Speed Skating (Skating) 3,000 metres, Women Final Standings 4:11.64 4

Olympic family relations

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