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Vincent De Haître

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN11606199401
NOCCanada
Born16 Jun 1994 in  Ottawa
GenderMen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.90 05 Jan 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:06.72 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:43.13 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:39.86 17 Mar 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1000m   1    
Social Media
Social Media
vincentdehaitre.com/  
www.facebook.com/vincent.dehaitre  
twitter.com/Vince_DeHaitre  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe represented Canada in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018, but he was affected by a heel injury at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. He then decided to focus on track cycling, with the aim of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  
Name of coachBrendon Cameron [national]  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe represented Canada in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Aug 2020; tokyo2020.org, 21 Aug 2020)  
Other informationTWO-SPORT ATHLETE
He represented Canada in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. Following the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, he decided to take a two-year break from speed skating to focus on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in track cycling. He still hopes to return to speed skating at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, although the postponement of Tokyo 2020 until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic means that his turnaround time has been severely reduced. "[For track cycling] I had to pick between the sprint programme, which primarily is anything less than 30 seconds, or the endurance programme, which is four minutes above. I tested well for both. I could have gone in either direction, but I ended up picking the endurance programme because I thought to myself, 'Well, when I want to come back to skating, I'm going to struggle more if I come back from the sprint side'. After the Tokyo Games, I'm hoping I can get like a week or two off. And I've got to get back into [speed skating] pretty quick, because from closing ceremony [in Tokyo] to opening ceremony [in Beijing] is 180 days." (tokyo2020.org, 21 Aug 2020; ici.radio-canada.ca, 23 Aug 2018)
 
Famous relativesTo compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 29 Jul 2020)  
HobbiesCross-country skiing, camping, playing pool, watching movies, playing video games. (olympic.ca, 01 Feb 2020)  
NicknamesQuadzilla (sportsottawa.com, 26 Aug 2020)  
AmbitionsTo represent Canada in track cycling at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and in speed skating at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (tokyo2020.org, 21 Aug 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and cycling coach Don Moxley. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017, 03 Dec 2015)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2017 Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Jun 2017)

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was named Male Athlete of the Year in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (sportsottawa.com, 26 Aug 2020; ottawasportsawards.ca, 2017; ottawacitizen.com, 29 Jan 2015)

He was named the 2013/14 Long Track Rising Star of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 17 Mar 2017)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Uphill is the quickest way to the top." (olympic.ca, 01 Feb 2020)  
InjuriesHe injured his heel ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but was still able to take part in the Games. (olympic.ca, 01 Feb 2020; ici.radio-canada.ca, 23 Aug 2018)

He broke his collarbone in July 2012. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall15  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall38