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Jens Almey

Belgium

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTBEL10307199601
NOCBelgium
Born03 Jul 1996 in Deinze 
GenderMen
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationMarketing - PXL-Business: Hasselt, BEL
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.875 06 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1000m 1:25.162 17 Nov 2017 Seoul  
    1500m 2:10.314 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:05.392 25 Feb 2017 Lommel  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jens.almey  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"It looked exciting, thrilling and not many people practised it which made it unique."  
Name of coachMaarten Slembrouck [club], BEL; Pieter Gysel [national], BEL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age eight in Eeklo, Belgium.  
Club / TeamShort Track Club Kristallijn: Ghent, BEL  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolBritish cyclist Bradley Wiggins. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Instagram profile, 21 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was named 2016 Sportsperson of the Year in Knesselare, Belgium. (Facebook profile, 29 Feb 2016)  
InjuriesHe sustained a blade injury to his back at the 2014 Alta Valtellina Trophy in Bormio, Italy, that kept him out of action for three months. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)

He suffered a knee injury in 2013. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)

In 2011 he suffered a broken shinbone, keeping him out of action for a whole season. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 2016 Intercontinental Invitational in Calgary, AB, Canada.
(Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m17  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall20  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall22  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m24  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall26  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m30  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m31  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m31  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m32  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall41  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m17  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m19  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m24  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m24  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m26  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m26  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m28  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m29  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m29  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m36  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m37  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m37  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m42  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m44  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m48  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m58  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m66  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m72  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m83  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m91  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m109