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Ivanie Blondin

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN20204199001
NOCCanada
Born02 Apr 1990 in  Ottawa
GenderWomen
Marital status* unknown *
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationVeterinary Science - Robertson College: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.93 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:14.72 14 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:55.14 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:02.19 13 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:55.88 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media
 
www.facebook.com/ivanie.blondin  
twitter.com/ivanieb  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe used to compete in figure skating, but she wasn't very graceful and always wanted to go fast so she switched to speed skating.  
Club / TeamGloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club [GCSSC]: Ottawa, ON, CAN  
Name of coachBart Schouten [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in her backyard at age two, and first tried short track at age seven in Ottawa, ON, Canada. She switched to speed skating at age 20.  
Training RegimeShe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolDutch-born Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (schaatsen.nl, 14 Apr 2017)  
HobbiesKayaking, water skiing, fishing, playing the piano and the guitar, snowboarding, drawing, dirt biking, track cycling. (speedskating.ca, 12 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Long Track Female Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Jun 2017, 12 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the mass start at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsWhen she is at home she eats shepherd's pie and has a glass of red wine the night before a race. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Think positive, project positivity and you will receive positivity." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsIn addition to competing in speed skating, she has participated in several short track world junior championships, winning a silver medal in the 3000m relay in 2009. She also competed in national junior cycling track events in 2007. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Nov 2013; cyclingarchives.com, 05 Jan 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHer first speed skating coach Mark Wild. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
InjuriesA virus caused her to withdraw from the 1000m and 3000m races at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan. She was able to compete in the mass start later in the event, finishing second. (cbc.ca, 20 Nov 2016)

She had tendinitis in her left knee in 2012. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)

In 2011 she injured her knee and had glandular fever. (ottawacitizen.com, 04 Nov 2012)

During her short track career, she suffered three concussions over a period of five years. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m4  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m14  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 3000m14  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m15  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m15  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m17  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 3000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps4  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall6  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps16  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m17  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m22  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m29  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m34  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m37  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m40  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m44  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m49