Oct. 5, 2022

Valerie Maltais: The Need 4 Speed

Tobin chats with Canadian Olympic Speed Skater, Valerie Maltais about her olympic experience and what led her to the sport of speed skating

Tobin welcomes Canadian Olympic Speed Skater, Valerie Maltais to the podcast. Valerie talks about her Winter Olympic experience, how she pushes herself to do better and how her dad originally had a different idea for her career, it's still sports but it was not speed skating.

Valerie also talks about what she likes to do in the offseason and why she's afraid of thunderstorms.

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Valérie Maltais


Valérie Maltais is a Canadian short-track speed skater and speed skater. She has won six world championship medals including finishing second overall in 2012.

In January 2022, Maltais was named to her first Olympic team in long-track speed skating. Maltais would go on to win the gold medal as part of the team pursuit event. In doing so, she became only the fourth athlete to win Olympic medals in both short- and long-track speed skating, following Eric Flaim, Jorien ter Mors and Ruslan Zakharov