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Mathias Vosté

Belgium

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTBEL12005199401
NOCBelgium
Born20 May 1994 in Bruges 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Angela Dijkstra
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationElectrical Engineering - KHBO Oostende: Belgium
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.406 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:25.795 25 Jan 2015 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:17.227 13 Mar 2015 Moscow  
    3000m 5:19.010 22 Feb 2014 Bruges  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/mathias.voste  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamBoudewijnpark Shorttrack Club [BSC]: Belgium  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to try the sport by a member of his family. "I went once and I wanted more so I started ice skating."  
Name of coachDesly Hill [national], BEL; Gerard van der Velden  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age six, and switched to speed skating at age 20 in Bruges, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard and have fun." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Other informationSWITCH IN CODES
For the 2015/16 season he decided to switch from short track to speed skating. His initial plan was to focus on mass start competitions. "That event appeals but I really don't know what distance is best for me." (nieuwsblad.be, 14 Sep 2015)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe was unable to compete in the 2014 Belgian Championships after fracturing his kneecap. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018; stkg.be, 06 Apr 2014)

His training was restricted for a month after he injured his shoulder in 2012. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)

He broke his collarbone at age 10. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)
 
Other sportsIn addition to speed skating, he has represented Belgium in both roller speed skating and short track. He claimed gold in roller speed skating in the track 3000m relay at the 2017 European Championships in Lagos, Portugal. In short track, he finished 10th in the 1000m at the 2015 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Nov 2017; skatebond.nl, 05 Aug 2009)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skaters Kai Verbij and Michel Mulder. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursHe was voted the 2011 Sportsman of the Year in Bruges, Belgium. (brugge.be, 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall17  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall18  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall22  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m27  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m27  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m28  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall31  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall32  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m33  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m33  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall34  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m34  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m19  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m20  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m21  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m31  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m53  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m56  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m59  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m60  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m62  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m85  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m93  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m94  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m113