Sophie Muir

Sophie Muir made history at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, becoming Australia’s first female Olympic speed skater. Muir came into the sport from a background in inline speed skating in which she was a national champion, world champion and world record holder. After retiring from inline in 2002, Muir pursued work and study and whilst backpacking through Europe met up with a former inline coach who persuaded her to try speed skating on ice. Muir posted some admirable results including new national records in her first season and earned her a place at the Vancouver Games. She competed at the Winter Olympics after just 15 months on the ice, finishing 29th in the 500m and 30th in the 1000m.

Olympic Results

2010 Vancouver

1000m - Women
Final +2.23 1:18.79 30
Final Placing 30 / 36
500m - Women
Race 1 of 2 +1.40 39.649 31
Race 2 of 2 79.04, 2.95, 29 39.400 27
Final Placing 29 / 36

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