Christine Nesbitt is a Canadian long track speed skater who previously held the world record for 1000 metres, with a time of 1:12:68 recorded in Calgary on January 28, 2012. The time is still the current Canadian record. She won the gold medal in the 1000 metres event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and she had previously won a silver medal in the team pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Nesbitt is also the 2011 sprint champion, 2012 1500 metres world champion, three-time world champion for 1000 metres (2009, 2011, 2012), and three-time world champion for team pursuit (2007, 2009, 2011).
he long-track speedskater has picked up where she left off after a tremendous 2011-'12 season. Nesbitt won gold in the 1,000 metres at the world sprint championships last month and has been a regular on the World Cup podium for years. She also thrives in the Olympic spotlight and stands a good chance to win a medal at Sochi.