Short Track Speed Skating - Biographies - Paul Herrmann

photo Paul Herrmann Sport Short Track
FederationIDSTGER11611198501
NOC Germany
Gender Men
Born 16 Nov 1985 in Dresden , GDR
Personal Bests
Event Record DateLocation
500m 41.579 19 Oct 2008 Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1000m 1:25.231 19 Jan 2014 Dresden, GER
1500m 2:12.872 14 Feb 2009 Dresden, GER
3000m 4:50.341 24 Jan 2010 Dresden, GER
Further Personal Information
Residence Dresden, GER
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer
Languages English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began short track in 1996 in Dresden, Germany.
Why this sport? He says he was too small for ice hockey, so he gave speed skating a try. His mother had been involved in the sport and knew some coaches, and she encouraged him to start skating.
Club / Team EV Dresden: Germany
Name of coach Michael Kooreman
Coach from which country? United States
Coach from what year? 2011
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Germany
General Interest
Nicknames Blue (shorttrack.wordpress.com, 15 Dec 2009)
Hobbies Relaxing, cycling. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Claiming the silver medal in the 5000m relay at the 2011 World Championships in Sheffield, England.(Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)
Most influential person in career His family and girlfriend. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol Canadian ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky, Italian Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi and German weightlifter Matthias Steiner. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)

Year Competition EventRank
2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay 1
2010/2011 World Championships 5000m Relay 2
2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay 2
2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay 3
2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay 3
2009/2010 World Championships 5000m Relay 3
2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay 4
2008/2009 World Championships 5000m Relay 4
2007/2008 European Championships 5000m Relay 5
2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay 6
2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay 6
2006/2007 World Championships 5000m Relay 6
2009/2010 Olympic Games 5000m Relay 7
2009/2010 European Championships Overall 7
2011/2012 European Championships Overall 8
2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall 9
2012/2013 European Championships Overall 10
2010/2011 European Championships Overall 10
2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay 10
2007/2008 European Championships Overall 11
2010/2011 World Championships 500m 12
2008/2009 European Championships Overall 12
2009/2010 World Championships 500m 14
2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall 14
2009/2010 World Championships Overall 15
2009/2010 World Championships 1500m 15
2010/2011 World Championships 1000m 16
2009/2010 World Championships 1000m 16
2007/2008 World Championships 1500m 16
2013/2014 European Championships Overall 17
2010/2011 World Championships Overall 17
2007/2008 World Championships Overall 18
2010/2011 World Championships 1500m 19
2007/2008 World Championships 500m 20
2012/2013 World Championships 1500m 21
2006/2007 European Championships Overall 21
2009/2010 Olympic Games 1000m 22
2008/2009 World Championships 1500m 23
2008/2009 World Championships Overall 24
2012/2013 World Championships 1000m 25
2012/2013 World Championships Overall 25
2007/2008 World Championships 1000m 25
2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall 27
2008/2009 World Championships 1000m 28
2008/2009 World Championships 500m 30
2012/2013 World Championships 500m 31
2013/2014 World Championships 1000m 32
2009/2010 Olympic Games 1500m 32
2013/2014 World Championships Overall 33
2013/2014 World Championships 500m 34
2013/2014 World Championships 1500m 34
Year Competition EventRank
2010/2011 World Cup Dresden 5000m Relay 1
2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m Relay 2
2008/2009 World Cup Dresden 5000m Relay 3
2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 5000m Relay 3
2006/2007 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay 3
2006/2007 World Cup 1500m 11
2011/2012 World Cup 1500m 12
2006/2007 World Cup 1000m 12
2008/2009 World Cup 1000m 20
2009/2010 World Cup 1000m 25
2008/2009 World Cup 1500m 27
2009/2010 World Cup 1500m 28
2012/2013 World Cup 1500m 33
2010/2011 World Cup 1500m 33
2011/2012 World Cup 500m 36
2008/2009 World Cup 500m 36
2007/2008 World Cup 1500m 37
2013/2014 World Cup 1000m 39
2013/2014 World Cup 1500m 39
2010/2011 World Cup 1000m 40
2004/2005 World Cup 1500m 43
2011/2012 World Cup 1000m 44
2007/2008 World Cup 1000m 44
2007/2008 World Cup 500m 46
2013/2014 World Cup 500m 56
2009/2010 World Cup 500m 59
2010/2011 World Cup 500m 65
2012/2013 World Cup 500m 66
2003/2004 World Cup 1500m 69
2012/2013 World Cup 1000m 98