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Jelena Peeters

Belgium

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSBEL21912198501
NOCBelgium
Born19 Dec 1985 in  Turnhout
GenderWomen
ResidenceWuustwezel, BEL
OccupationAthlete, Graphical Design
LanguagesDutch, English, French, German
Higher educationGraphic Design - Royal Academy of Arts: Antwerp, BEL
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.60 06 Jan 2018 Inzell  
    1000m 1:18.42 06 Jan 2018 Inzell  
    1500m 1:56.99 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:04.00 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:03.69 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media
jelenapeeters.be  
www.facebook.com/jelena.peeters  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?Previously a professional inline skater, she had to stop due to her studies and work commitments. She began speed skating in 2010 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  
Club / TeamNoord Limburgse Snelschaats Vereniging [NLSV]: Lommel, BEL  
Reason for choosing this sportShe saw the Schaatsploeg Zuid team skating while at an ice rink, and asked to join in.  
Name of coachMargo van Dijk [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2016 she was affected by knee cartilage problems throughout the year. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2017)

During the 2015/16 season she suffered from iliotibial band syndrome, a knee injury caused by overuse. It kept her out of action for four months. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2017)

She was troubled by a patellofemoral knee injury in 2015. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2017; hln.be, 13 Feb 2015)
 
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Chris Witty. (sp-z.nl, 2012)  
Other sportsShe has represented Belgium in roller speed skating and competed at the 2007 World Championships in Cali, Colombia. (inlinenieuws.be, 31 May 2011; gva.be, 17 Mar 2010)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing 12th in the 3000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Margo van Dijk. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard, keep going and learn." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m10  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround11  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m12  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround13  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround15  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround19  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m20  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m20  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps8  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps20  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps21  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m22  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m30  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m35  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall36  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m41  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m42  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m43  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m51