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Moritz Geisreiter


SportSpeed Skating
Born30 Dec 1987 in  Bad Reichenhall
ResidenceInzell, GER
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Higher educationInternational Management - Ansbach University of Applied Sciences: Germany
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.62 27 Oct 2012 Inzell  
    1000m 1:12.43 19 Mar 2011 Calgary  
    1500m 1:46.41 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:07.31 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:55.47 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was an alpine skier before he was inspired to switch to speed skating by the performances of German speed skater Anni Friesinger-Postma. "I liked the idea of being more of an endurance athlete, with the chance to spend a lot of time training on my bike."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age 14 in Inzell, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"These are the 'good old days' from tomorrow, so I want to make them memorable." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis supporter Willem Blakborn, and German speed skater Marion Wohlrab. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017, 28 Jan 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competitive speed skating after the 2018 World Cup event in Minsk, Belarus. "I felt it was the right time to retire from the sport. I plan to remain within the sport as a youth coach." (Facebook profile, 25 Apr 2018;, 13 Mar 2018)

In 2014 he began a master's degree in business psychology at the University of Applied Management in Erding, Germany. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017;, 22 Jan 2015)
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing in the top 10 in the 5000m and the 10,000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and placing fourth in the 10,000m at the 2012 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017, 28 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolSwedish freeskier Reine Barkered. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe suffered a back injury in April 2014 that kept him out of action until January 2015. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017;, 09 Jan 2015)

In 2013 he broke his ankle in a skiing accident in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. He was unable to skate for six weeks and the injury continued to bother him for two years. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017, 13 Nov 2017;, 01 Apr 2013)
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2012 Speed Skater of the Year by the Association of German Sports Journalists [VDS]. (, 15 Nov 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 10000m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 10000m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 10000m8  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround8  
    2018 Olympic Games 10000m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m9  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m10  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 10000m11  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 10000m16  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround21  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround22  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround22  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 5000m23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m7  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m13  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m13  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m21  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m25  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m26  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps30  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall31  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall43  
    2007/2008 World Cup 5000/10000m45  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall46  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m47