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Vera GŁntert

Switzerland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSSUI22011199701
NOCSwitzerland
Born20 Nov 1997
GenderWomen
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
ResidenceAlosen, SUI
Higher educationLaw - FernUni Schweiz: Switzerland
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.68 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:17.68 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:05.27 27 Feb 2021 Inzell  
    3000m 4:42.76 13 Dec 2015 Inzell  
    5000m 8:52.90 21 Dec 2014 Innsbruck  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer younger sister Jasmin represented Switzerland in speed skating at the world junior championships in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2021; veraguentert.ch, 24 Jan 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHaving trained in inline skating during the summer months for several years, she and her sister Jasmin started looking for a winter sport. After a year of short track, they switched to speed skating in 2010.  
Social Media
Social Media
www.veraguentert.ch  
www.facebook.com/vera.guntert  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe competed in roller speed skating at the 2014 European Youth Speed Championships in Geising, Germany. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023; the-sports.org, 26 Jul 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The finish line is just the starting gun for a new challenge." (veraguentert.ch, 24 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing 11th in the mass start at the 2021 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Zuger Woche, 31 Mar 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up speed skating in 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland.  
Club / TeamPowerskating Zug: Switzerland  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCooking, reading. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
InjuriesShe has sustained a knee injury during her career that required two years of rehabilitation. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerHer family. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [personal], NZL  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps25  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start41