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Michelle Uhrig


SportSpeed Skating
Born20 Jan 1996 in  Berlin
ResidenceBerlin, GER
OccupationAthlete, Police Officer
LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish
Higher educationPolicing - Federal Police Sports School of Bad Endorf: Germany
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.48 27 Jan 2017 Inzell  
    1000m 1:16.82 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:58.61 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:08.27 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:21.33 05 Oct 2019 Inzell  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamBerliner Turn-und Sportclub: Germany  
Name of coachJan van Veen [national], NED  
Reason for choosing this sport"I did figure skating and ice hockey until age eight. At age 11 coaches chose me as a potential talent and asked if I wanted to try speedskating."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began the sport at age 11 in Berlin, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesMimi ["From my brother, who wasn't able to pronounce Michelle as a baby."] (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Only he who knows his goal, will find the way to it." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)  
AmbitionsTo win an Olympic medal. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesShe has sustained knee injuries that have obliged her to undergo surgery, first in 2013, and again in 2016. She says full recovery took one year on each occasion. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018;, 15 Feb 2017; Instagram profile, 11 Jan 2018)  
HobbiesSports in general, skiing, crochet, photography. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the team pursuit at the European single distances championships in 2018. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps33  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m43  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m48  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m62