Print the Biography/Short

Flavio Gross

Switzerland

SportSpeed Skating
NOCSwitzerland
Born02 Feb 2002
GenderMen
ResidenceMünchenstein, SUI
LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Italian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.02 20 Jan 2019 St. Moritz  
    1000m 1:18.34 26 Oct 2018 Inzell  
    1500m 2:04.35 21 Oct 2018 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/grossflavio/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents gave him a speed skating lesson for his 10th birthday.  
Club / TeamRSC Liestal: Switzerland  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began training at age 10 in Basel, Switzerland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Switzerland in roller speed skating, placing 128th in the road marathon at the 2018 World Championships in Arnhem, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Oct 2018)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Leandro has competed as part of the Swiss junior roller speed skating team. (rollsport.ch, 29 Sep 2016)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (baselland.ch, 07 Mar 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." (sporthilfe.ch, 2017)  
Other informationDUAL DEMANDS
He has competed in both speed skating and inline skating, and believes switching between the two sports requires versatility. "Although the movements look similar, the technical demands are different so you must train differently. Switching between the two sports is not easy. As a young athlete, I see it as an advantage that I came into contact with both sports at an early age and can learn to change from one sport to another more quickly." (baselland.ch, 07 Mar 2018)
 
There are no Competition Highlights available for this athlete