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Bente Kraus

Germany

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSGER22102198901
NOCGermany
Born21 Feb 1989 in  Berlin
GenderWomen
ResidenceBerlin, GER
OccupationAthlete, Serves in the Army
LanguagesEnglish, German
Higher educationTeaching - Humboldt University of Berlin: Germany
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.50 04 Mar 2017 Hamar  
    1000m 1:19.17 02 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 1:59.35 12 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
    3000m 4:03.67 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:00.62 11 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
bentekraus.de/  
www.facebook.com/Bente-Kraus-1511728579070629/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamEisbaren Juniors Berlin: Germany  
Reason for choosing this sportHer father was a skating coach and her mother was a speed skater in her youth, so Kraus followed their influence. "I had a crazy sports family."  
Name of coachJan van Veen [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up figure skating at age six and switched to speed skating at age 10.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Other informationFAMILY TRAGEDY
Her father, who was her personal coach and an instructor at the Eisbaren Berlin club in Germany, passed away suddenly from cancer in 2013. (berliner-kurier.de, 04 Jul 2014; bentekraus.de, 08 Jul 2013)
 
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe always straightens her glasses before a race. (desg.de, 16 Nov 2014)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to become a primary school teacher. (mediathek.daserste.de, 12 Nov 2016; berliner-kurier.de, 04 Jul 2014)  
InjuriesA knee injury meant she missed the 2017 German Championships in Inzell. (bz-berlin.de, 18 Oct 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing 11th in both the 3000m and the 5000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017, 03 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard, believe in yourself and you can achieve your goals." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolGerman speed skater Claudia Pechstein. (tlz.de, 29 Oct 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m9  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m12  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround18  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m7  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps8  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps20  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m24  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps28  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall37  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m40  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m41  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m43