Christine Nesbitt is a Canadian Olympic Gold Medallist in long track speed skating. Nesbitt won the medal in the 1000m event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She also holds a Silver Medal in the Team Pursuit from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Christine established the World Record at the 1000 m distance on Jan. 28th, 2012 at the Calgary Olympic Oval. Her time was 1:12.68, beating the previous record by 0.43 seconds. She also holds the Women’s Pursuit World Record with Kristina Groves and Brittany Schussler (2:55.79, Dec.6, 2009, Calgary Olympic Oval). After 15 months attempting to recover from injury, she retired from competitive speed skating on June 4, 2015
Summary of Awards and Results
Oscar Matisen Award (International) — best speedskating performance of 2012, male or female. The award was the result of: (1) winning all ten 1000 m races she entered, and winning each race by more than half a second and; (2) setting the world record in the 1000 m distance.
Voted Canadian Female Athlete of the Year
- 2011 – 1) QMI Media Agency; 2) Post Media Network Ltd.; 3) Canadian Sport Awards (Velma Springstead Award); 4) Calgary Booster Club (Henry Viner Trophy).
- 2010 – 1) Postmedia Network Inc.; 2) Canadian Sports Awards (Velma Springstead Award).
- 2009 — Canadian Sports Awards (Velma Springstead Award)
World Cup Competitions: 39 Gold, 27 Silver, 17 Bronze, includes Team Pursuit
World Cup Champion: an 8 time champion, 2nd 5 times, 3rd once, includes Team Pursuit
Grand World Cup Champion: Inaugural winner. Awarded for most points amassed by a female at World Cup Speedskating Competitions (2011-12 season)
Single Distance Championships: 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze, includes Team Pursuit
All-round Championships: 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (Aggregate: 2nd in 2011; 3rd in 2012)
Sprint Championships: 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (Aggregate: 1st in 2011; 2nd in 2012)
23 Track Records Set: Includes 1000m and 1500m distances, and Team Pursuit
(all results are from the official International Skating Union site: http://www.isuresults.eu/2002-2003.html)
The Muungano Foundation:
A cause to support
I support and help to raise funds for the Muungano Foundation, a small, grass-roots organization consisting entirely of volunteers. It was founded by a few teachers of London’s primary and secondary schools to provide educational support to children of the Muungano region, in northern Kenya. It is raising funds to build a school and to provide the financial means to obtain books and other infrastructural needs for the school. Teachers from Jeanne Sauvé, Sir Fredrick Banting, other London schools, and the Me-to-We Foundation, donate their time by travelling to Kenya (at their own expense) to help educate both the children and their Kenyan teachers. I encourage you to contribute. Many children will benefit.
Please visit the Muungano website: http://www.muunganofoundation.ca/