Sochi 2014

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Maria Lamb

USA Maria Lamb United States of America

  • Sport: Speed Skating
  • Height / Weight: 1.68m / 58.5 kg 5'6" / 129 lbs
  • Birthdate: 1/4/1986
  • Hometown: River Falls, WI, USA
Career Highlights:

With trips to the 2006 Turin Games and Vancouver in 2010 under her belt, Lamb has the most Olympic experience of any current member on the U.S. women’s team headed to Sochi. However, she is still in search of her first Olympic medal after finishing fifth as part of the team pursuit squad and 24th individually in the 1,500 meters in 2006. In her only event of the 2010 Games, Lamb placed 15th in the 5,000 meters. She will again compete in the 5,000 in Sochi after she overcame a five-hour stint in the emergency room because of a throat infection to win the event at the U.S. Olympic trials in December. Her impressive winning time of 7:13.31 in her last race of the competition not only secured the final women’s spot on the Olympic team, but showed the resiliency and dedication that makes Lamb one of the most popular and well-respected members of the squad. She also finished fifth in the 3,000 at the national trials but will not compete in the event in Sochi. A six-time member of the team competition in the World Allround championships, Lamb placed fifth overall during the 2011-12 World Cup season. In addition to making the Olympic team in 2010, Lamb was the Allround U.S. champion and won gold in the 5,000 at the U.S. championships that same year.

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