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Josh Whyte

New Zealand

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNew Zealand
Born10 Jul 1995 in  Wellington
GenderMen
ResidenceGeisingen, GER
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.56 23 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    1000m 1:11.78 06 Jan 2018 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.49 06 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:36.31 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/sk8josh21  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCanterbury Alpine Ice Speed Skating Club : Christchurch, NZL  
Reason for choosing this sport"I wanted to challenge myself with the crossover from inline skating, and try and qualify to skate for New Zealand at the Olympic Winter Games."  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [club], NZL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first began inline skating in New Zealand at age six and then took up speed skating in Inzell, Germany in 2015.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Kobe Bryant. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsHe has competed in roller speed skating at international level. In 2018 he competed at the world championships, as well as at the marathon world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jan 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps39