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Laurent Dubreuil

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN12507199201
NOCCanada
Born25 Jul 1992 in  Quebec
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Andreanne Bastille
ResidenceLÚvis, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationCommunications - Laval University: Quebec, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.31 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.77 26 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:47.19 20 Mar 2011 Calgary  
    5000m 7:14.40 10 Jan 2009 Calgary  
    10000m 17:17.66 07 Dec 2008 Quebec  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1 1    
    1000m     2  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/laurent.dubreuil.524  
twitter.com/Dubreuil92  
www.laurent-dubreuil.com/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents are Olympians in speed skating. They taught me how to skate in our backyard and I loved it."  
Club / TeamClub Patinage de Vitesse de Levis: Canada  
Name of coachGregor Jelonek [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried the sport in 1995 at age four in Levis, QC, Canada.  
Training RegimeHe trains at the Gaetan Boucher National Centre in Quebec City, QB, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesGolf, spending time with friends, watching sports on television, swimming. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
Famous relativesHis mother Ariane Loignon competed in short track. She was part of the Canada team that won gold in the 3000m relay at the 1986 World Championships in Chamonix, France. His father Robert Dubreuil was an international speed skater, finishing 14th in the 500m at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville. His brother Daniel has been named on the Canadian speed skating team, and his younger sister Annabelle is a skater at elite junior level. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jan 2015; Athlete, 04 Jan 2015; speedskating.ca, 21 Oct 2012)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Gregor Jelonek. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skaters Gaetan Boucher and Denny Morrison. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe injured his back in 2009 and was unable to train for three months. The injury has continued to cause him problems since then. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)

He sustained two concussions in 2006. The injuries persuaded him to take up speed skating instead of short track. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 500m at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Athletes are artists, amazing performances are like art." (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
NicknamesLarry [he finds it is hard for people to pronounce Laurent correctly if they only speak English]. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015)  
Other informationROLE MODEL
One of his mottoes is, "I love clean sport", and he believes it is important for elite athletes to set a positive example to young people and encourage them to be healthy. "I love going to schools to talk to young students about my passion for sport and healthy living. I feel athletes can be life models and we have to use that recognition to help improve the world." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 04 Jan 2015)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied social and behavioural science at College Francois-Xavier-Garneau in Quebec, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2012)
 
Other sportsHe has competed in athletics and table tennis at the Quebec Games in Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2015 he was named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Feb 2017)

In 2011 and 2012 he was named Male National Athlete of the Year at the Gala Victoris in Quebec City, QC, Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Feb 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m9  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m11  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall13  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m15  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m23  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m37  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall41  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall45  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m47