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Cindy's Biography

Born: August 12, 1980, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Olympic & World Cup Speed Skater


  • Commonwealth Games, Women's Field Lacrosse


  • Canadian National Junior Hockey Team


  • Pan Am Games, Inline Skating


  • Olympic Bronze, 3000m Long Track Speed Skating


  • World Allround Speed Skating Champion
  • 2nd overall World Sprint Champion
  • 1500m World Cup Title


  • 1500m World Cup Title, Long Track Speed Skating
  • 3000m World Championship Gold
  • 1500m World Championship Gold


  • Olympic Gold in 1500m Long Track Speed Skating
  • Olympic Silver in Team Pursuit
  • Olympic Silver in 1000m
  • Olympic Bronze in 5000m
  • Olympic Bronze in 3000m
  • 3000m Overall World Cup Title
  • 5000m, 3000m, 1500m, 1000m &
  • Lou Marsh Award, Canadian Athlete of the Year


  • Bronze medal, WM Spring Championships
  • Bronze medal, World allround championships


  • Member, Gold medal team, World Championships


  • Member, Silver medal team, World Championships
  • Member of Canadian Women's World Cup Team Title

Career Highlights

In 2006 Klassen became the first female speed skater to win five medals in a single Olympics and first Canadian to win six career Olympic medals; In 2006 she was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy, Canadian Athlete of the Year; 2006 and 2008 awarded the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award, Canadian Female Athlete of the Year;

cindyklassencoloredquarterJanuary 5, 2010 the Royal Canadian Mint released a special edition of its Vancouver 2010 Olympic Moments collection, the 25-cent quarters, featuring Klassen's pose in honour of her unprecedented five medals at the Turin Games in 2006. Up to 22 million 25-cent coins were entered into circulation with three million produced in brilliant colour and inserted randomly.

Memorable Cindy Klassen Quotes:

"The ultimate reason I'm skating is for Christ, for my faith. I feel like God has given me this gift to skate and I want to glorify him through my skating."

"God has given me this free gift of salvation."

"Medals mean nothing compared to the crown I'll receive in Heaven."

Favorite Scripture Verse

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


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