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JOEY MANTIA
Sport Discipline: Long Track
2014 Olympic Events: 1,000m, 1,500m
Height: 5-8
Weight: 172
DOB: 2/7/86
Birthplace: Ocala, Fla.
Hometown: Ocala, Fla.
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Vanguard High School (Ocala, Fla.) '04
Coach(es): Kip Carpenter
ROAD TO SOCHI
A 28-time world champion in inline speedskating, Mantia transitioned to long track speedskating in 2011. He found his stride during the 2013-14 season, claiming his first indiviual world cup gold medal in the 1,500-meter. He is making his first Olympic apperance.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013-14 Berlin World Cup, gold (1,500m), 6th (1,000m)
  • 2013 World Allround Championships, 20th (overall)
  • 2012 National Distance Championships, 3rd (1,000m)
PERSONAL
Son of Joseph Mantia and Kelly Connor…In inline speedskating, won 28 world championships titles, three Pan American Games titles, 15 world cup gold medals, 12 junior world titles and more than 90 national titles…Hobbies include riding motorcycles.
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