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Sébastien Lepape

France

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTFRA10407199101
NOCFrance
Born04 Jul 1991 in Montivilliers 
GenderMen
ResidenceFont-Romeu, FRA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
Higher educationSport Studies - University of Perpignan: France
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.763 18 Jan 2014 Dresden  
    1000m 1:24.157 06 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    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
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/seb.lepape  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport by chance, and enjoys the sensation of speed on the ice.  
Club / TeamClub de Vitesse sur Glace du Havre [CVGH]: France  
Training RegimeHe trains for up to 15 hours a week on the ice at the National Centre of Altitude Training [CNEA] in Font-Romeu, France. He also spends up to 10 hours a week in the gym.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2001 and joined the CVG Le Havre club in France at age 11.  
Name of coachLudovic Mathieu [national], FRA  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (leplus.tv, 19 Jan 2015)  
InjuriesA broken rib meant he was unable to compete for a month in 2016. (lehavre.fr, 16 Dec 2016)

A back injury forced him off the ice for a year in 2011. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Courmayeur, Italy. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017, 10 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerFrench short track skaters Vincent Jeanne and Thibaut Fauconnet. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015, 17 Dec 2012)  
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Michael Phelps, French slalom paddler Tony Estanguet, French fencer Laura Flessel, French swimmer Hugues Duboscq. (Athlete, 17 Dec 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just because you're hurting doesn't mean you can't still win." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall5  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall7  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall9  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m12  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall12  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall14  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall18  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall20  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m22  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m7  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m23  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m25  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m27  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m29  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m30  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m35  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m35  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m41  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m44  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m45  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m45  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m54  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m55  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m57  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m58  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m60  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m62  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m63  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m68  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m69  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m85  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m85  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m97  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m107