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Sandrine Tas

Belgium

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSBEL20709199501
NOCBelgium
Born07 Sep 1995 in  Ostend
GenderWomen
ResidenceOstend, BEL
Higher educationFood Technology, Nutrition - Ghent University: Belgium
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.66 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.46 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 1:57.67 10 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    3000m 4:08.23 09 Dec 2022 Calgary  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesBaking. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
InjuriesIn October 2019 she ruptured two ligaments in her ankle and was off the ice for eight weeks. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021; schaatsen.nl, 02 Dec 2020; nieuwsblad.be, 13 Dec 2019; kbsf.be, 27 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and finishing sixth in the mass start at the 2023 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Other sportsShe has represented Belgium in roller speed skating, and won gold in the 1000m sprint at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. She has also won seven total medals [two gold, one silver, four bronze] across five editions of the world championships between 2015 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2021; Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"Originally I'm an inline speed skater. I started at four years old. I felt like I had reached all my goals and had a dream to compete at the Olympics. That's why I decided to make the transition."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer brothers, and her coaches. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skaters Renee Hildebrand and Brittany Bowe. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (sandrinetas.be, 02 Nov 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachDaniel Greig [Team Novus], AUS; Michel Mulder [Team Novus], NED; Michel Butter [Team Novus], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She switched from inline skating to speed skating in 2018 at age 23 at Thialf Academy in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
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General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Perfect practice makes perfect." (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
In 2021 she graduated with a master's degree in bioscience engineering from Ghent University in Belgium. "I'm incredibly proud to be able to say I managed to juggle studying with skating." (Instagram profile, 11 Oct 2021; hln.be, 13 Jan 2021; Athlete, 20 Jan 2021; teambelgium.be, 01 Jan 2019)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063480579833  
twitter.com/SandrineTas  
www.sandrinetas.be/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Novus [NED] / Lange Baan Schaatsclub Gent [BEL]:  
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NicknamesRinus ["my teammates changed my name slowly from Sandrine to Rinus"]. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start5  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start6  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start9  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 3000m11  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 3000m17  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m19  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 3000m20  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start23  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m28  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m28  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC Mass Start1  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Mass Start5  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Mass Start8  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m19  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start19  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 3000m27  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m28  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m29  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m32  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m52  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m52  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m54