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Brian Hansen

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA10309199002
NOCUnited States
Born03 Sep 1990 in  Glenview, IL
GenderMen
ResidenceMilwaukee, WI, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish
Higher educationBusiness, Marketing - University of Colorado Boulder: United States
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.87 28 Dec 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:07.03 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:42.16 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:17.84 10 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    10000m 13:19.60 18 Mar 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1000m 1      
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     2  
    Allround   1 1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/BrianHansenSkating  
twitter.com/BrianTHansen  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I played [ice] hockey, so I already knew how to skate, and a family friend recommended I try speed skating. We tried it at the Northbrook Speed Skating Club. I liked it at the time and stuck with it."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up speed skating at age 10 in Northbrook, IL, United States of America.  
Club / TeamTeam Swider-Peltz: Milwaukee, WI, USA  
Name of coachNancy Swider-Peltz, USA  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesLake surfing. (Instagram profile, 16 Oct 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 16 Oct 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a silver medal in the team pursuit at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Anthony Ervin. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe injured a disc in his lower back while lifting weights in July 2009. The injury still affected him in 2017. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017; chicagotribune.com, 07 Feb 2010)  
Other informationSKATING RETURN
He took a break from the sport after the 2013/14 season to pursue his studies at University of Colorado Boulder in United States of America. He returned to competitive action for the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign. (teamswiderpeltz.com, 06 Jan 2017)

OTHER EDUCATION
He has studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, United States of America. (Facebook page, 16 Oct 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerCoach Nancy Swider-Peltz, and his parents. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"A ship is safe in the harbour but that's not what ships are built for." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m7  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m9  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 5000m18  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m18  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2008/2009 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 1500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall7  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m8  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps10  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps17  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps25  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m29  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m31  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m36  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall35  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m51