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Patrick Beckert

Germany

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSGER11704199001
NOCGermany
Born17 Apr 1990 in  Erfurt
GenderMen
ResidenceErfurt, GER
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.74 04 Mar 2017 Hamar  
    1000m 1:16.35 17 Nov 2007 Erfurt  
    1500m 1:45.15 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:07.02 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:52.76 11 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    10000m     2  
Social Media
Social Media
www.eis-beckerts.de/  
www.facebook.com/patrick.beckert.10  
twitter.com/PatrickBeckert  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired to take up the sport after watching the Olympic Winter Games on television. His siblings were also skaters.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1997 in Erfurt, Germany.  
Club / TeamESC Erfurt: Germany  
Name of coachGabriel Girard [personal], CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying video games, Formula One, supporting German football club Bayern Munich. (Facebook page, 21 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesHe had enthesitis of the knee from December 2008 to July 2009. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 10,000m at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and competing in the 10,000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015, 04 Jan 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Pedro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2016 Sportsman of the Year in Erfurt, Germany. (Facebook page, 21 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis sister Stephanie has represented Germany in speed skating and won a gold medal [team pursuit] and two silver medals [3000m, 5000m] at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She also competed at the 2014 Games in Sochi. His younger siblings Jessica and Pedro have also skated at an elite level. (eis-beckerts.de, 14 Feb 2016; Athlete, 04 Jan 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 03 Dec 2014)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (isu.org, 11 Feb 2017)  
Other informationGOING IT ALONE
After the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi he decided to train separately from the German national team, and started working with his younger brother Pedro and Canadian coach Gabriel Girard. "People often said it wouldn't work, but I believed in this way. Maybe I'm a little crazy, but you have to be a little crazy to skate a 10,000m. I am confident in my training programme, otherwise I would not have chosen this path." (isu.org, 11 Feb 2017; sporthilfe.de, 04 Jan 2017; sport.de, 25 Oct 2016)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 10000m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 10000m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2014 Olympic Games 10000m6  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2018 Olympic Games 10000m7  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m8  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround10  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m10  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround14  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround19  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m21  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m22  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 5000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 10000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 5000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 5000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m4  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m6  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall10  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps11  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m11  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall23  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall23  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall22  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m35  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m41  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m41  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m46  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m47  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m50