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Sébastien Lepape


SportShort Track
Born04 Jul 1991 in Montivilliers 
ResidenceFont-Romeu, FRA
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationSport Studies - University of Perpignan: France
OccupationHuman Resources
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.521 23 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1000m 1:23.455 14 Jan 2018 Dresden  
    1500m 2:10.977 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:46.411 14 Dec 2013 Vaujany  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
European Championships
European Championships
    500m     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamClub de Vitesse sur Glace du Havre [CVGH]: France  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2001 in Le Havre, France.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I had a friend who was into short track and he invited me to the rink to watch him train. Straight away, I thought it was an amazing sport. I gave it a go and I was instantly hooked, I just loved it. I didn't do any other sports after that, I just wanted to get better at racing."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerFrench short track skater Vincent Jeanne. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolFrench swimmer Hugues Duboscq, Russian short track skater Victor An, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"You can't win if you don't try." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesA broken rib meant he was unable to compete for a month in 2016. (, 16 Dec 2016)

A back injury forced him off the ice for a year in 2011. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains at the National Altitude Training Centre in Font-Romeu, France.  
General Interest
General Interest
He tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing and had to stay in isolation for three days. He was still able to compete but he did not perform as well as he had hoped, with his highest ranking in his individual events a 20th-placed finish in the 500m. "The Games were like being in hell for me. From start to finish, I didn't enjoy them at all. I tried to find some solutions without really finding them. It's hard. It was not what I came for. I came to compete against those guys and now I had to struggle with myself, the ice, the blades. I don't have any explanation. I'm not even tired. It's tough." (, 13 Feb 2022;, 02 Feb 2022)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachThibaut Meline [national]  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m4  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m4  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall4  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m5  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m5  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m5  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m6  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2021/2022 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m6  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m7  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall7  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall8  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m8  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m8  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m8  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall9  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m10  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall11  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m11  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m11  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m12  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m12  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall12  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m12  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m12  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m13  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m13  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m13  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall14  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m14  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall15  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m16  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m17  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall18  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m18  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m18  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall20  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m20  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall21  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m22  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m23  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m26  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall28  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 500m3  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m7  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m8  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m9  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay10  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m11  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay12  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay13  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m13  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m14  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m14  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m15  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m15  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay15  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay15  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m16  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m19  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m21  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m26  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m27  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m30  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m30  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m32  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m35  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m35  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m35  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m37  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall39  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m41  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m44  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m45  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m54  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m55  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m58  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m60  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m60  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m60  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m62  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m63  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m68  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m69  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall76  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m85  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m85  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m97  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m97  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m107