|Full name Christine Diane Witty|
Height 1.67 m
Role Speed Skater
|Name Chris Witty|
Country United States
Weight 66 kg
|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.
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.
In 1996 she became World Champion Sprint, in 1997 and 1998 she became second and in 2000 she became third.
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.
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.
She competed in track cycling in the 2000 Summer Olympics, where she placed 5th in the 500m time trial.