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Hendrik Dombek


SportSpeed Skating
Born17 Jun 1997 in  Munich
ResidenceErfurt, GER
Higher educationSport Management - IU International University of Applied Sciences: Bad Honnef am Rhein, GER
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.76 12 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.63 17 Feb 2024 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.25 27 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:12.05 12 Mar 2016 Changchun  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamMunchener Eislauf-Verein: Germany  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Changchun, People's Republic of China, and the 2018 World Cup in Erfurt, Germany. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2021, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachPeter Mueller [national], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age 12 at the Ostpark Stadium in Munich, Germany.  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I lived about 200 metres away from the stadium and after a few training sessions I could not stop loving it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Andrea Hohse. "She is the reason why I am the skater I am. She helped me through many years, all alone on the outdoor rink in Munich from age 13 to 19." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Hero / IdolGerman speed skaters Felix Maly and Nico Ihle. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023, 15 Nov 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't give an inch." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
HobbiesSports, photography, cooking, video games, listening to music. (Eisschnelllauf Team Erfurt Instagram page, 31 Jul 2023; Instagram profile, 21 Jan 2021;, 01 Jul 2020; Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe missed 12 weeks in 2023 with a foot injury. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2023)

He broke his collarbone in 2021 and was unable to train for six weeks. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2021)

In February 2021 he sustained a thigh injury that ended his 2020/21 season early. (, 01 Mar 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe touches his skating glasses with four fingers at the start line. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2021)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an athlete spokesperson for the German Speed Skating and Short Track Association [DESG]. (Twitter profile, 11 Jul 2023; DESG Facebook page, 13 Jul 2022;, 01 Jul 2022)

He has spent time studying psychology at the University of Hagen in Germany. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2021)
NicknamesHank (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Instagram profile, 09 Oct 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint5  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Team Sprint5  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint7  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2022/2023 European Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2023/2024 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Salt Lake City, UT Mixed Gender Relay2  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m45  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m58