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Michelle Velzeboer


SportShort Track
Born09 Mar 2003
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
Higher educationLife Science - University of Groningen: Netherlands
OccupationAthlete, Student
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.771 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:29.374 21 Oct 2023 Montreal  
    1500m 2:22.533 16 Dec 2022 Almaty  
    3000m 5:45.697 05 Jan 2020 Leeuwarden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay 2      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m     1  
    3000m Relay   1    
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamShorttrack Brabant: 's-Hertogenbosch, NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer father Marc and her aunts Monique and Simone represented the Netherlands in short track at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, while her uncle Alex competed in the sport at four editions of the world championships between 1995 and 2000. Her sister Xandra won a gold medal in the women's 3000m relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Oct 2022;, 29 Nov 2021, 11 Feb 2019, 15 Sep 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was introduced to the sport by her father, Marc Velzeboer.  
Name of coachNiels Kerstholt [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age six.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesMies (, 10 Mar 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 500m3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m15  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1000m19  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1500m19  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Seoul 2000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Beijing 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Beijing 2000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m4  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m4  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m10  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall12  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m13  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall16  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m16  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m17  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m19  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m36