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Fridtjof Petzold


SportSpeed Skating
Born09 Apr 1997 in  Werdau
ResidenceErfurt, GER
OccupationPolice Athlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Higher educationSports Management - University of Applied Management: Berlin, GER
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.00 02 Dec 2017 Berlin  
    1000m 1:14.10 03 Mar 2019 Inzell  
    1500m 1:50.72 03 Nov 2018 Inzell  
    5000m 6:24.75 29 Oct 2021 Inzell  
    10000m 13:11.38 30 Oct 2021 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents wanted me to have a leisure activity besides studying at school."  
Club / TeamCrimmitschauer Polizeisportverein: Germany  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2004 at age seven in Crimmitschau, Germany.  
Name of coachGeert Kuiper [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSports, cycling. (, 01 Mar 2020)  
NicknamesFritte (Instagram profile, 20 Sep 2020; Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Other informationSLEEP COACH
In 2019 he began working with sleep coach Markus Kamps in order to improve his physical recovery. "Along with nutrition, sleep is one of the most important components in an athlete's recovery." (Instagram profile, 09 Mar 2022; Markus Kamps Facebook profile, 12 May 2021;, 11 May 2021;, 03 Jun 2020; Facebook profile, 13 May 2020)
InjuriesHe sustained a knee injury in January 2021. (, 05 Jan 2021)

In early 2020 he was troubled by an irritation of the quadriceps tendon above his left knee. (, 03 Jun 2020)

He was sidelined for five months during the 2018/19 season due to a quadriceps muscle injury. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievementQualifying to compete at his first senior World Cup events in 2019. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolBelgian speed skater Bart Swings. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Focus on the simple stuff." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 5000m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps31  
    2019/2020 World Cup 5000/10000m33  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m44