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Stefan Emele

Germany

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSGER10809199601
NOCGermany
Born08 Sep 1996 in  Darmstadt
GenderMen
Higher educationEngineering - Ilmenau University of Technology: Germany
LanguagesEnglish, German
ResidenceErfurt, GER
OccupationAthlete
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.75 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.43 28 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:43.91 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    5000m 7:31.57 10 Feb 2018 Inzell  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamESC Erfurt: Germany  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementSetting a German record in the 1500m. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was previously involved in inline skating but switched to speed skating. "Speed skating is an Olympic sport and my goal is to compete at the Olympic Winter Games, plus it is fun and fast."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Peter Mueller. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Joey Mantia. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
AmbitionsTo achieve a top-10 finish at the Olympic Winter Games, to set another German national record, and to win medals at World Cup events. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2016 in Erfurt, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Success happens when your dreams grow bigger than your excuses." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Other sportsHe has represented Germany in roller speed skating, and competed at the world championships in 2017 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jan 2021)  
Awards and honoursHe was named 2020 Male Athlete of the Year in the Gross-Gerau district in Germany. (echo-online.de, 07 Dec 2020)  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/stefanemele  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachGunda Niemann-Stirnemann [club], GER; Peter Mueller [national], USA  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCycling, reading, hiking, playing the piano. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
InjuriesHe ripped a tendon from his adductor muscle in July 2022. The injury required a recovery period of one year. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023, 09 Feb 2023)

He sustained a back injury in 2022 and was out of action for four weeks. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)
 
NicknamesStevie [given to him by coach Peter Mueller]. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe does three squat jumps before a race. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint7  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2022/2023 European Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m17  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m20  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1500m22  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m23  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m40