Olympic Speed Skater Chad Hedrick

昨年はボロボロで評価下がり気味だった Chad Hedrick さん、今年で年令が32歳と厳しい予想とは逆にシーズン初めから調子良さそうです。このインタビュー記事を読むと・・・高いモチベーッションを保たせているのが愛嬢だったという、良くあるは話と言ってしまえばそれまでですが、バンクーバーで強いチャドが見れるかも知れません。

Chad Hedrick Reflects on His Success in Torino and Talks About His Goals for Vancouver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LTLeGSnNns
WEBN talks to Chad Hedrick at the United States Olympic Team Media Summit on September 11, 2009 in Chicago. Hedrick talks about his Olympic medal success in Torino and tells WEBN how his goals have changed for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Chad Hedrick - 1500 Meters - October 3, 2009


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRw5AGoWMwc
Speed Skater Chad Hedrick races to an early season victory in 1500 meter time trial at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Chad Hedrick beats Shani Davis with track record in 1,500 at speedskating trials

ESPN.com (Oct. 25, 2009)
Chad Hedrick got back at rival Shani Davis, setting a new track record to win the 1,500 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials.
ESPN: Hedrick wins 1,500 in 1:44.47

Family, religion give Hedrick a new perspective

By Paul Newberry (Oct. 24, 2009)
Chad Hedrick has just finished a workout when he spotted his wife and daughter, watching from a room overlooking the speed skating oval at the Pettit National Ice Center.
Nbcsports.msnbc.com: Family, religion give Hedrick a new perspective

Olympic Speed Skater Chad Hedrick: My Daughter Motivates Me

by JENNY (Oct 28, 2009)
Chad HedrickThe 2010 Winter Olympics start this February in Vancouver! Celebrity Baby Scoop is getting into the Olympic spirit and will be featuring some of our best athletes - who are also proud parents. First up is speed skater Chad Hedrick from Houston, Texas. Chad and his wife Lynsey are first-time parents to 7-month-old daughter Hadley. The 32-year-old Olympic hopeful says that he has "no intention of losing," especially in front of his baby girl!

On Saturday (October 24), Hedrick competed for this first time in front of baby Hadley and turned in a best-ever performance. The new dad opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about his newest motivation and how he is preparing himself for the upcoming Winter Games.

CBS: What does it mean to you to have Hadley in the stands at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver?
CH: "I just had Hadley watch me compete for the first time last week in Milwaukee and I gotta tell you…I have no intention of losing ever, but certainly not when my baby girl is watching! If I’m going to miss one second of her life, and I’m missing plenty of them, then you can be sure I’m going to use those seconds to be as prepared to make them count as I can. She’s a big motivator in my skating right now."
Chad Hedrick
CBS: What are you doing to prepare mentally for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver?
CH: "Nothing different than what I’ve always done. It’s important not to get over-hyped about the Olympics. You’ve got to stay relaxed to skate well…I learned that the hard way many, many years ago. I have to train hard one day at a time and be confident in my own efforts and those of everyone around me in the great group of people I have supporting me."

CBS: Are you excited to be in Vancouver? Have you ever been?
CH: "Come on…are you kidding me? This is the Olympics and I’m an athlete. If you don’t get excited for the Olympics you don’t have a pulse! Yes, I’ve been to Vancouver to train and compete before."

For more on Chad including his Olympic schedule, video and bio please visit www.NBCOlympics.com or www.TeamUSA.org.

Photos: Chad Hedrick for exclusive use on CBS / NBC Sports / USOC

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Olympic Speed Skater Chad Hedrick: My Daughter Motivates Me
NBCOlympics.com: Chad Hedrick Bio

New father Hedrick inks deal with Pampers

By Associated Press (Dec. 12, 2009)
Chad Hedrick is up to his ears in diapers at home and the Olympic speed skater is making the most of it. Hedrick said Friday that he's signed a sponsorship deal with Pampers. The diaper maker's logo has a prominent spot on the upper left front of his racing suit.

KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Chad Hedrick is up to his ears in diapers at home and the Olympic speed skater is making the most of it.


Hedrick said Friday that he's signed a sponsorship deal with Pampers. The diaper maker's logo has a prominent spot on the upper left front of his racing suit.

He became a first-time father eight months ago when daughter Hadley was born.

Hedrick said he and his family will be featured in a Pampers campaign beginning in January.

"It's really interesting to me and my family, and we're getting free diapers for life," he said. "I've changed my share of diapers and I'm pretty good at it, believe it or not."

Stephen Colbert, who hosts his own show on Comedy Central, recently became US Speedskating's primary sponsor.
Universal Sports: New father Hedrick inks deal with Pampers

Inline Skating Notebook: Chad Hedrick got married

Chad Hedrick Interview, US Olympic Speed Skating Team


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Hedrick departs Games as a new man

Spring native at peace with career, family life
by David Barron (Feb. 28, 2010)
Chad HedrickVANCOUVER, British Columbia - Chad Hedrick's journey to the Olympics began in February 2002 at a casino in Las Vegas, where he watched former inline skating competitor Derek Parra win an Olympic gold medal in ice speedskating and thought he could do the same.

He ended his final day as a skater Saturday night with five career Olympic medals and two medals from the Vancouver Olympics, including a surprise silver in the team pursuit event, and he wrapped up the night at the downtown Vancouver lounge reserved for athletes, friends and family.

His wife, Lynsey, carried his 2010 medals wrapped inside an unused diaper, emblazoned with the U.S. Olympic Committee logo that a sponsor gave the Hedricks for their daughter, Hadley.

So that's the journey: From Bad Chad to Chad the Dad, from Chad the Loner to Chad the Teammate, from Chad the Outsider to Chad the Hall of Famer, as proclaimed by no less an expert than Eric Heiden, America's greatest speedskater.

“He stands alone as one of the great speedskaters,” Heiden said. “He will be remembered as one of the pioneers who showed the inline skaters that there were opportunities for medals in the Olympics if they were willing to make the transition and spend the time.”

Next goal: normalcy
From that historic perch, Hedrick, 32, of Spring, and his family now have to adjust to normal, whatever that ends up being.

“Normal is going to be that I'm not hopping around from one place to the next,” he said. “It will take some getting used to. ”

His daughter took her first steps in Vancouver, and so now begins the unending task of mother and father to keep pace as she gets faster.

“Look at her now. She's going all over the place,” he said, watching Hadley toddle across the room. “It's been incredible to look up and see my wife and daughter in the crowd, and it's been a monumental moment in life as I get ready to enter the real world.”

The shelf life of an Olympian is short, and Hedrick hopes to capitalize. He would like to get a shot at broadcasting, and he hopes to capitalize on his family's sponsorship by Procter & Gamble, which provided the aforementioned diapers for the family, to support efforts such as his upcoming golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics.

“There is a fear among athletes about entering the real world, but we have an advantage with our outlook on life and how goal-oriented we are,” he said. “I hope I can use that to my advantage.”

In with the new
Hedrick will cherish the fact that his Olympic experience ended up much differently than it began four years ago in Turin.

“In 2006, I thought it was me against the world,” he said. “Now, I feel like everybody was my friend, that I was there to present myself in a manner that could influence their lives

“With a win or last place, at the end of the day people looked at me and saw a new Chad. I'm happy with that.”

david.barron@chron.com
Houston Chronicle: Spring's Hedrick departs Olympics as a new man

Welcome Home party for Olympic speed skater, Chad Hedrick

(Mar. 4, 2010)
Stracks restaurantOn March 6th at 6 P.M. Strack's restaurant is hosting a “Welcome Home” party for Spring Texas's hometown boy, Chad Hedrick. Chad is returning from his second Winter Olympics where he competed in the sport of speed skating and compete he did. As Chad is bringing home a silver and a bronze medal from the 2010 Winter Olympics.

To have a Winter Olympics medal winner from Spring Texas is just a tad bit unusual because if you haven't noticed we don't get a lot of snow. A lot of heat, yes. But a lot of snow, no.

Chad Hedrick grew up in Spring Texas on roller skates. By the age of two, Chad was skating at Champions Roller World. The skating rink that was and still is owned by his parents.

Chad revolutionized inline speed skating with his technique known as the double push. In 2002, Chad switched to the ice. In 2006, he competed in his first Winter Olympics in Turin. He won a medal of every color. Chad won a gold medal in the 5,000 m, a silver medal in the 10,000 m, and a bronze medal in the 1,500 m speed skating events.

Come out and congratulate Chad and wish him well in his future endeavours off the ice. Strack's restaurant is located at 5707 Louetta Spring TX 77379.

Congratulations, Chad! You have done us proud!
Spring Texas Real Estate: Welcome Home party for Olympic speed skater, Chad Hedrick

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