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Joel Dufter


SportSpeed Skating
Born18 Mar 1995 in  Traunstein
ResidenceInzell, GER
OccupationArmy, Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, German
Higher educationTrade - Carpenter
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.00 26 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:06.80 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.52 10 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    5000m 7:04.48 24 Nov 2013 Berlin  
    10000m 15:30.95 30 Dec 2014 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2008 in Inzell, Germany.  
Reason for choosing this sportSkating is popular in the area of Germany where he grew up and he liked the speed. He initially began playing ice hockey before moving on to short track and then speed skating.  
Club / TeamDEC Frillensee-Inzell: Germany  
Name of coachDanny Leger [club], GER; Jan van Veen [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Germany in short track and was part of the team that finished eighth in the 3000m relay at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis sister Roxanne has competed internationally in speed skating and was selected to represent Germany at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesPlaying football, skiing, travel. (, 26 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis, Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard or go home." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fifth in the 1000m at the 2016 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
InjuriesHe ruptured his adductor muscle in 2015. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall45  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m49