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Full name  Christine Diane Witty
Height  1.67 m
Role  Speed Skater

Name  Chris Witty
Country  United States
Weight  66 kg
Chris Witty Speedskating Pictures Speedskaters from the USA
Born  June 23, 1975 (age 40) (1975-06-23) West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.
Sport  Track cycling Speed skating
Olympic medals  Speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Women's 1000 metres
Nominations  Best U.S. Olympian ESPY Award
Similar People  Sabine Volker, Catriona LeMay Doan, Marianne Timmer, Jennifer Rodriguez, Gunda Niemann‑Stirnemann

1997 CBS interview with Chris Witty & Casey FitzRandolph

Christine Diane "Chris" Witty (born June 23, 1975) is an American speed skater and racing cyclist and participated in the Olympic Games in both sports.


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She won medals at both 1000 and 1500 meters in the 1998 Winter Olympics. In 2002, she won the Olympic gold medal at the 1000 meters in Salt Lake City, setting a world record in the process.

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In 1996 she became World Champion Sprint, in 1997 and 1998 she became second and in 2000 she became third.

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In 1998 she won the gold medal at the World Single Distance Championships at the 1000 m, in 1996 the silver and in 2000 the bronze medal at the same distance.

In 2000, she placed fifth overall in the 500 m cycling time trials at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, becoming only the ninth American ever to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

In 2006, she was elected by her teammates to carry the United States flag at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Personal life

Witty has reported that she had experienced childhood abuse from a trusted neighbor since she was 4 till the age of 11 years, and she kept the secret for years. Witty currently lives with her partner, former Dutch long track speed skater Frouke Oonk.




Witty holds the 1000m Olympic Record with a time of 1:13.83 which was set at the 2002 Olympic Winter games in the Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • 1996 World Sprint Championships: gold
  • 1996 World Single Distance Championships, 1000 m: silver
  • 1997 World Sprint Championships: bronze
  • 1998 World Sprint Championships: bronze
  • 1998 Olympic Winter Games, 1000 m: silver
  • 1998 Olympic Winter Games, 1500 m: bronze
  • 1998 World Single Distance Championships, 1000 m: gold
  • 2000 World Sprint Championships: bronze
  • 2000 World Single Distance Championships, 1000 m: bronze
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games, 1000 m: gold
  • She competed in track cycling in the 2000 Summer Olympics, where she placed 5th in the 500m time trial.


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