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Mathias Vosté


SportSpeed Skating
Born20 May 1994 in  Bruges
FamilyPartner Angela Dijkstra
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationElectrical Engineering - KHBO Oostende: Belgium
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.26 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.12 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:46.51 15 Dec 2018 Heerenveen  
    5000m 7:15.88 20 Dec 2015 Eindhoven  
Social Media
Social Media  
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 [personal], AUS  
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 careerCoach Desly Hill. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard, play fair." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
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." (, 14 Sep 2015)
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing sixth in the mass start at the 2018 European Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation, and competing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe was unable to compete in the 2014 Belgian Championships after cracking his kneecap. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018;, 06 Apr 2014)

His training was restricted for a month after he injured his shoulder in 2012. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)
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;, 05 Aug 2009)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursHe was voted the 2011 Sportsman of the Year in Bruges, Belgium. (, 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m32  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m31  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m41