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Stefan Due Schmidt

Denmark

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSDEN12808199401
NOCDenmark
Born28 Aug 1994 in  Frederiksberg
GenderMen
ResidenceCopenhagen, DEN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDanish, English, German
Higher educationHealth Studies, Nutrition - University College Sjaelland Ankerhus: SorÝ, DEN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.94 06 Jan 2018 Inzell  
    1000m 1:12.66 06 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:49.93 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:36.72 12 Nov 2017 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
stefandue.com/  
www.facebook.com/AthleteStefanDue  
twitter.com/Stefan_Due  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHLF72: Copenhagen, DEN  
Name of coachJesper Carlson [national], DEN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating in 2000 in Denmark. He took up speed skating in 2008.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe loved skating with his brother, as well as competing individually and as a team in inline skating. After discovering speed skating, he found that he enjoyed the sensation of speed on the ice.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis brother Philip. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy training each day and acknowledge how lucky you are." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 and 2022 Olympic Winter Games. (danskate.dk, 2017, 02 Aug 2015)  
Hero / IdolSwiss road cyclist Fabian Cancellara, Belgian cyclo cross rider Sven Nys, Belgian road cyclist Tom Boonen. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented Denmark in roller speed skating. He finished 25th in the road marathon at the 2015 World Championships in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Dec 2015; Twitter profile, 06 Jan 2015)  
InjuriesHe broke his hand twice in 2015. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)

He broke his arm in 2011. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)

In 2011 he tore a ligament and was out for 10 weeks. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)

He fractured his arm in 2008 and was out for eight weeks. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 08 Nov 2013)
 
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming a two-time European junior champion in inline skating in 2011. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround22  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps31  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps34  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps35  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps43