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Vincent De Haître

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN11606199401
NOCCanada
Born16 Jun 1994 in  Ottawa
GenderMen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.90 05 Jan 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:06.72 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:43.13 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:39.86 17 Mar 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1000m   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/vincent.dehaitre  
vincentdehaitre.com/  
twitter.com/Vince_DeHaitre  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe loved skating fast and was introduced to speed skating by a family friend.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 1999 with the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club [GCSSC] in Ottawa, ON, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo represent Canada in cycling track at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ici.radio-canada.ca, 23 Aug 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and cycling coach Don Moxley. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017, 03 Dec 2015)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2017 Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Jun 2017)

He won the 2016 Male Athlete of the Year award in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (rcmpva.org, 19 Feb 2017)

He was named the 2013/14 Long Track Rising Star of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 17 Mar 2017)
 
Other sportsHe represented Canada in cycling track at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2015; NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
Other information2020 OLYMPIC CYCLING FOCUS
After the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he decided to take a two-year break from speed skating in order to focus on his ambition to compete in cycling track at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "Two years without skating may seem risky. But after talking with my coach Bart Schouten, I am convinced that this temporary change will be an advantage. The question is not whether I will go back to skating, but when. If everything goes to plan, I'll be back in speed skating and in great strength in August 2020. " (ici.radio-canada.ca, 23 Aug 2018)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always finish." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesHe injured his ankle right before the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, but was still able to take part in the Games. (ici.radio-canada.ca, 23 Aug 2018)

He broke his collarbone in July 2012. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)
 
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming the first Canadian to skate under one minute seven seconds in the 1000m at the 2017 World Sprint Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesListening to music. (olympic.ca, 12 Feb 2017)  
NicknamesQuadzilla (olympic.ca, 12 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall15  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall38