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Vera GŁntert

Switzerland

SportSpeed Skating
NOCSwitzerland
Born20 Nov 1997
GenderWomen
ResidenceSwitzerland
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Higher educationLaw - UniDistance: Switzerland
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.68 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:17.68 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:05.27 27 Feb 2021 Inzell  
    3000m 4:42.76 13 Dec 2015 Inzell  
    5000m 8:52.90 21 Dec 2014 Innsbruck  
Social Media
Social Media
www.veraguentert.ch  
www.facebook.com/vera.guntert  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains up to 25 hours a week in Geisingen, Germany, during the northern hemisphere summer months.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up speed skating in 2010.  
Reason for choosing this sportAfter training in inline skating during the summer months for several years, she and her sister Jasmin started looking for a sport they could train in the winter. After one year trying short track, they opted for speed skating in 2010.  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [national], NZL; Shane Dobbin [national], NZL  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer sister Jasmin represented Switzerland in speed skating at the world junior championships in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2021; veraguentert.ch, 24 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (veraguentert.ch, 24 Jan 2021)  
Other sportsShe competed in roller speed skating at the 2014 European Youth Speed Championships in Geising, Germany. (the-sports.org, 26 Jul 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The finish line is just the starting shot for a new challenge." (veraguentert.ch, 24 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing 11th in mass start at the 2021 World Single Distance Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Zuger Woche, 31 Mar 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps25  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m32