Flemington Speed Skater Head to National Championship
Flemington native and Team USA Speed Skater Kimi Goetz will be competing in the World Championships next month, according to a report from NJ.com
After winning her first 500-meter national title at the U.S. Long Track National Champions, she has ceased to amaze us with her talents.
NJ.com reports that Goetz has made a personal best time of 37.72 at the Utah Olympic Oval in December and has been doing well ever since. She qualifies for two great events that she describes as the “biggest events besides the Olympics”.
At 8 years old, she started skating at the Frenchtown Roller Rink and she had little skating experience outside of the roller rink. She said she had no initial intentions of skating on ice, but tells NJ.com that “my sister had already been living in Utah because her now-husband was a skater, and I went to visit her, and I went to watch him practice, and I thought, ‘I want to do this.’”
Even though she has resided in Utah since 2012 she’s still representing us, of course.