Born: 1989

Hometown: High Point, N.C.

Events: 500 and 1,000 meters.

Details: Richardson competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. She is also the 2013 World Sprint Champion and has won 35 medals in the world cup competition.

Personal website: www.speedskatingheather.com

Twitter: @hlynnrichardson

Photo: The Associated Press


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