Stephen Gough

Catégorie

Athlete

Sport

Speed Skating

Ville natale

Fredericton

Année d'intronisation

2009

Ambassadeur Sportif

winter olympics, athlete

Stephen Gough

MEMBRE HONORÉ

Biographie

Fredericton native Stephen Gough skated on the world stage in an outstanding career that started at the age of nine in his hometown.Over the next years, he would win medals in provincial, national and world competitions as a short-track speed skater.This included being a member of the men’s 5,000-metre relay team that finished fourth at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games of Lillehammer, Norway.He was also a member of the medal-winning teams in two 1994 world championship competitions. Gough established two North American records, along with setting national and provincial standards.He rebounded from a serious leg injury in 1995 to perform at a high level and finished his career in 1998 as a member of the national team. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 6, 2009

Faits rapides

  • Began speed skating at age of nine 

  • First Fredericton-born speed skater to win a gold medal at the national level 

  • Second New Brunswick-born speed skater to garner a spot at the National Training Centre 

  • Placed 3rd (in his age class) at both the Canadian Junior and North American Championships in 1989 

  • North American Champion (in his age class) in 1990 

  • Silver medalist at the 1991 Canada Winter Games of Charlottetown, PEI (1500 metre) 

  • Placed 1st overall (senior men) at the Lanctantia Cup in 1992 

  • Named to National Team in December of 1992 

  • In 1993, placed 5th in the Canadian Olympic team selection trials 

  • Member of the Canadian Olympic Team, Canada placed 4th in the men’s 5000 metre relay at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games of Lillehammer, Norway 

  • Placed 3rd in the 5000 metre relay at the 1994 World Championships and earned silver at the World Team Championships of the same year 

  • Ranked 8th at the 1995 Canadian open class 

  • National Senior Canadian Champion of 1997 (in his age class) 

  • At 1997 Olympic team trials, set 2nd fastest time in 666 metre pursuit 

  • Member of the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame, 2009