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Thibault Métraux


SportShort Track
Born10 Jan 2002 in Aigle 
ResidenceLausanne, SUI
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationSports Science - University of Lausanne: Switzerland
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 45.118 20 Oct 2018 Bormio  
    1000m 1:29.684 17 Nov 2019 Lausanne  
    1500m 2:16.272 11 Dec 2022 Almaty  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamClub des Patineurs Lausanne Malley: Switzerland  
Reason for choosing this sportHe played ice hockey from an early age, and discovered short track through a recruitment programme that was looking for young sporting prospects ahead of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. "I received an email from my hockey coach. I went on to try the sport and I was hooked. The speed and contact with others is an incredible feeling."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Awards and honoursIn 2019 he took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (, 18 Nov 2019; Instagram profile, 02 Oct 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2016 in Leysin, Switzerland.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard, it will pay off." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
HobbiesCycling, listening to music, sport. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
NicknamesPepito ["My first coach called me this, I don't really know the reason but I like it."] (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m25  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m26  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m27  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m30  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall31  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m31  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m31  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall31  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m32  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m32  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m36  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m36  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall37  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall37  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m37  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m39  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m40  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m40  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m41  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m44  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m44  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m47  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m61  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m66  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m67  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m25  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m30  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m32  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m34  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m35  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m69  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m77  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m79