Allison Baver facts for kids
|Full name||Allison Baver|
|Born||Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Country||United States of America|
Allison Baver is an American former short track speed skater. Baver trained with the US permanent winter sports Olympic team, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the 2005-2006 season, she was ranked third overall in the World Rankings.
At the 2006 Winter Olympics, in Turin, Italy, Baver finished seventh in the Women's 500 m competition, following a third-place finish in Semifinal A and a collision with the Czech Republic's Kateřina Novotná in Final B, which took her out of the race for fifth place.
On February 25, 2007, Baver won her first U.S. National Championship.
On February 8, 2009, Baver collided with teammate Katherine Reutter on the third lap of the 1500 m race in Sofia, Bulgaria and fractured her leg in multiple places.
At the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver, Baver competed in three events. In the 1500 m, Baver did not make it past the semifinals. In the 1000 m, Baver was disqualified in the heats. In the 3000 m relay, Baver's U.S. team finished fourth but were awarded the bronze medal after one of the teams was disqualified for an infraction.
In October 2010, Baver was the Grand Marshal for the 2010 Pennsylvania State University Homecoming celebrations.
Baver is the founder of the Off the Ice Foundation, established in 2010. The foundation, based in Salt Lake City, provides skating sports and education programs for schools and communities internationally.
Baver, in 2016, was elected to a four-year term as vice president of the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association.
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