Meet Carolina speed skater Heather Richardson

Meet Carolina speed skater Heather Richardson

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NAGANO, JAPAN - JANUARY 19: Heather Richardson of USA competes in ladies 1000m during Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2014 at M Wave on January 19, 2014 in Nagano, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

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by DAVE WAGNER / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 4:03 PM

Get to know your local Olympians!

Heather Richardson is a long track speed skater from High Point, N.C.  She competed in the 2010 Olympics.  Heather is a 35 time World Cup medalist and 2013 World Sprint Champion.  She began competitive inline skating at the Rol-A-Rink Skate Center in High Point.  Her mom and dad were also competitive skaters at the same roller rink.

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