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Ward Pétré

Belgium

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTBEL13001199701
NOCBelgium
Born30 Jan 1997 in Sint-Truiden 
GenderMen
ResidenceHerk-de-Stad, BEL
OccupationStudent
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationPhysical Education, Teaching - PXL Hasselt: Belgium
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.974 04 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1000m 1:23.827 14 Jan 2018 Dresden  
    1500m 2:17.362 10 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    3000m 5:08.872 11 Mar 2018  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ward.petre  
twitter.com/WardPetre  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIJsschaatsclub De Schaverdijn [YDS]: Hasselt, BEL  
Reason for choosing this sportHis skating coach introduced him to short track. "I was intrigued by the speed and the sound of the skaters pushing the ice."  
Name of coachPieter Gysel [national], BEL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating as a toddler, and took up short track at age eight with IJsschaatsclub De Schaverdijn [YDS] in Hasselt, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementQualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, finishing ninth in both the 1000m and the 1500m at the 2018 European Championships in Dresden, Germany, and placing seventh in the 5000m relay at the 2017 World Cup event in Minsk, Belarus. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Celski, Hungarian short track skaters Sandor Liu Shaolin and Liu Shaoang, Dutch short track skater Sjinkie Knegt. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018, 08 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2017 he tore a ligament in his right ankle. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just because you took longer than others, it doesn't mean you failed." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
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  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m9  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall18  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m19  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall24  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall26  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m27  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall28  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m29  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m35  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m41  
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 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m27  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m28  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m28  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m29  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m29  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m29  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m31  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m33  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m34  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m34  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m34  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m35  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m36  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m37  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m38  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m39  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m41  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m41  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m43  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m56  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m61  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m82  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m84  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m98  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m100  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m107  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m108  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m115  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m119