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Philip Due Schmidt


SportSpeed Skating
Born10 Feb 1997 in  Copenhagen
ResidenceCopenhagen, DEN
LanguagesDanish, English, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.27 06 Jan 2018 Inzell  
    1000m 1:14.61 10 Dec 2017 Inzell  
    1500m 1:52.35 14 Oct 2018 Inzell  
    5000m 6:39.72 15 Dec 2019 Nagano  
    10000m 13:39.60 22 Feb 2020 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis brother and his father encouraged him to take up the sport. "I wanted to become a soccer player just like all my friends, but my parents told me I had to do one inline skating training session to see if I liked it and if not I could focus soccer. Fortunately, I loved skating from the first try."  
Club / TeamHurtigloberforeningen af 72 [HLF72]: Denmark  
Name of coachJesper Carlson [national], DEN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up inline skating in 2003 and began speed skating in 2010 at a training camp in Berlin, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy the process." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Stefan Due Schmidt. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe represented Denmark in roller speed skating at the 2016 World Championships in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. He was ranked 25th in the road marathon. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2016)  
Famous relativesHis brother Stefan Due Schmidt represented Denmark in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He also competed in roller speed skating at the 2018 World Championships in Arnhem, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2018; Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolFinnish speed skater Mika Poutala, Danish Greco-Roman wrestler Mark Overgaard Madsen. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 15 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m47