Chad Hedrick Biography
Chad Hedrick is an American inline speed skater and ice speed skater who was born on April 17, 1977, in Spring, Texas, USA. His unique technique, called the double push, or DP, revolutionized the inline speed skating world. Hedrick won 93 national championships and 50 world championships, during his career as well as having a brand of inline skating wheels named after him.
Chad Hedrick Wife | Married
Hedrick and Lynsey Elizabeth Adams tied a knot on June 7, 2008, in Houston, Texas. The couple’s wedding was featured on the Style Network reality show Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? The duo had their firstborn child, daughter in 2009, a second daughter in 2010, and then a son in 2014. Chad is presently working for eXp Realty as a licensed realtor going From Gold to Sold. Hedrick together with his lovely wife have three children, two daughters and a son.
Chad Hedrick Age
Chad Hedrick Inline speed skating
After Hedrick won his 50th World Championship, in Oostende, Belgium, in 2002, he then switched to ice speed skating after watching, on a television in a Las Vegas casino in the same year (2002). A fellow inline skater Derek Parra also won a medal at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Later, in February 2004, a year and a half after he made his switch, Chad won the 2004 World Allround Speed Skating Championships, knocking more than a point off the world record points, reducing it to 150.478.
Then, on March 12, 2004, he won the gold medal in the 5,000 meters during the 2004 World Single Distance Championships, which were held Seoul, South Korea. In the year 2005, Hedrick successfully defended his 5,000 m world title in Inzell, Germany.
At the 2005 World Allround Speed Skating Championships, Hedrick lost his title to Shani Davis. He has set six world records in speed skating, yet these have later been broken by others. He is presently 3rd in the unofficial world ranking, the Adelskalender after having led the rankings from November 2005-7.
Chad Hedrick Olympics
The Winter Olympics 2006 in Turin, the Texan raised the stakes by proclaiming that he would equal Eric Heiden’s record of five gold medals. Hedrick won his only gold medal at this Olympics at the 5,000 m on February 11, 2006, beating Sven Kramer of the Netherlands who claimed a silver medal.
Chad Hedrick caused controversy when he insisted that fellow American speed skater in the 1,000 m race, Shani Davis, should have participated in the men’s pursuit, stating, “I don’t see what his logic is. We can’t be beat if he skates. It’s his decision. I’m not going to get in the middle of it. I would like him to be in the pursuit, but am I going to beg him? No.”
Eric Heiden, five-time gold medalist and Olympic-team physician, has publicly written that Davis made the right choice in not participating in the team pursuit and thereby not jeopardizing his chances at a gold medal in his best event, the 1,000 meter race. Davis eventually won the gold medal in the 1000 m race, while Chad Hedrick finished sixth.
Hedrick added a silver medal in the 10,000 m to his Olympic tally along with a bronze medal in the 1,500 m. With three medals, Hedrick became only the third American ever to win three speed skating medals in a single Winter Olympics winning a medal in each color (gold, silver, and bronze).
Chad Hedrick Height | Weight
He stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m). Chad also weighs 172.0 lb (78.02 kg).
Chad Hedrick Net Worth
Throughout his speed skating career, Hedrick earned a great fortune for being the best at what he did. He is also currently a licensed realtor working for eXp Realty, going From Gold to Sold. Chad Hedrick has an estimated net worth of $18 Million.
Chad Hedrick U.S. and world roller speed skating records
- National roller skating record in the 3,000 meters relay race-1993.
- National inline skating record in the 5,000 meters relay race-1998.
- National inline skating record in the 3,000 meters male-female relay race-1998.
- National inline skating record in the 1,500 meters race-1996.
- National outdoor track record in the 1,000 and 1,500 meters races in 1999 and 1998 respectively.
- National outdoor track record in the 15,000 meters race in 1998.
- National outdoor road record in the 500 and 1,000 meters races in 2001.
- National outdoor road record in the 1,500 meters race in 1998.
- National outdoor road record in the 10,000 meters race in 2001.
- World outdoor road record in the 1,500 meters race in 1999.
- World outdoor road record in the 10,000 meters race in 1996.
- World outdoor road record in the 15,000 meters race in 2000.
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