Cathy TURNER

United States of America USA

Short Track Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Albertville 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1962
Olympic Results

Biography

Cathy TURNER

Cathy Turner began her speed skating career in the 1970s, winning the 1979 U.S. short-track title. But she retired in 1980 to pursue a singing and songwriting career. She was a bar singer in Las Vegas, under the name Nikki Newland. Inspired by the 1988 short-track demonstration events at Calgary, and trying to overcome clinical depression, when short-track speed skating became an Olympic sport in 1992, she came out of retirement and won the only individual event on the program, the 500 metres. She defended that title in 1994 at Lillehammer, and added relay medals (silver in 1992 and bronze in 1994) to give her four short-track medals in all. She was one of the few speed skaters to appear in Ice Capades, which she did in 1992, skating and singing. She also appeared on television as one of the American Gladiators.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

#5
3,000 metres Relay
3,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

G
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#8
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
B
3,000 metres Relay
3,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

G
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres Relay
3,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating