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Veronique Pierron

France

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTFRA22207198901
NOCFrance
Born22 Jul 1989 in Sedan 
GenderWomen
ResidenceFont-Romeu, FRA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationManagement - Reims Management School: France
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.303 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.080 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:20.216 15 Feb 2014 Sochi  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/veronique.pierron.shorttrack/  
twitter.com/VvPierron  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Charleville, France.  
Name of coachLudovic Mathieu [national], FRA  
Training RegimeShe trains for up to 15 hours a week on the ice at the National Centre of Altitude Training [CNEA] in Font-Romeu, France. She also spends up to 10 hours a week in the gym.  
Reason for choosing this sportPreviously involved in roller skating, she was then invited to take part in a short track competition. She enjoyed the sensation of skating fast on the ice.  
Club / TeamReims Patinage de Vitesse [RPV]: France  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer coach. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, French footballer Zinedine Zidane, Canadian short track skater Marc Gagnon, French short track skater Tifany Huot Marchand.(Athlete, 13 Jan 2017, 10 Dec 2015)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (blog.playeur.co, 18 Mar 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"What does not kill you makes you stronger." (Facebook page, 02 Oct 2017)  
Other informationINJURIES
The two serious injuries she has sustained during her career affect her daily life. "My body is damaged. Every day when I get up, I have a bad back and knee. I'm 25 and sometimes have trouble climbing stairs, but I still want to prove things." (la-croix.com, 13 Mar 2015)
 
HobbiesFood, shopping. (Twitter profile, 20 May 2017)  
NicknamesVeve (la-croix.com, 13 Mar 2015)  
InjuriesShe sustained an injury to the cruciate ligament in her knee in March 2012, which kept her out of action until September 2013. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015; lunion.com, 07 Feb 2014)

She suffered a triple cervical vertebrae fracture in a fall at the 2010 World Cup event in Quebec, QC, Canada. The extent of her injuries were only discovered after she had returned to France. She spent eight weeks in a body brace and did not compete again until October 2011. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015; marne.fr, 22 Nov 2011; lunion.presse.fr, 13 Oct 201)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall6  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall6  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall8  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m11  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m12  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m13  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall14  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall15  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall16  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m16  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall17  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall18  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m19  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m19  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m20  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m20  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m22  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall22  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m23  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall25  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall26  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m31  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall33  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall41  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m48  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m6  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m12  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m13  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m13  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m14  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m15  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m16  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m16  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m21  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m21  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m26  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m26  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m26  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m30  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m34  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m39  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m44  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m45  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m50  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m51  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m56  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m80