1874 - Yes, date unknown
||Kevin Overland Crockett |
||Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||2 Nov 2020 |
- Kevin Overland Crockett was born in Toronto in 1974 and grew up in Kitchener.
Crockett was a member of Canada's National Speed Skating Team for nine years. In the 1992-93 season, he was Canadian Junior Overall Champion and Canadian Senior Sprint Champion. In 1993, Crockett was the World Junior Record Holder in the 1000 metre event and he held the Canadian All-Time Record in the 3000 metre event.
At the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, Crockett won a Bronze Medal in the 500 metre event. In 1998 he finished fourth overall in the World Sprint Championship in Holland, also earning a Bronze Medal in the 1000 metre event. In 1997 and 1998 he won seven international medals at World Cup competitions.
In 1995 Crockett broke the World Record in the 1000 metre event with a time of 1.12.19 minutes. In 1997 Crockett broke the World Record in the 1500 metre event with a time of 1.49.07 minutes. In 1994 he was an alternate on the Canadian Team in the 1000 metre event at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Crockett's father Ernie Overland competed in speed skating, and his sisters Amanda and Cindy have both competed nationally and internationally in speed skating.
Past and Present Inductees. (2017). Waterlooregionmuseum.ca. Retrieved 26 June 2017, from https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/exhibits/past-and-present-inductees.aspx
|Born - 1874 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada