Peter Michael is a speed skater from Palmerston North. Michael is an inline skating World Champion who decided to add the Olympic Winter Games to his goals.
Michael made the switch to ice after watching countryman Shane Dobbin at the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Soon after linking up with current coach Kalon Dobbin, Michael really started to improve.
In the 2016/17 season Michael gained World Cup podiums in the 1500m, 5km and Team Pursuit.
During the single distance world championship, Michael put everything into the 5km and Team Pursuit, medalling in both.
PyeongChang 2018 will be Michael's first Olympics.