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Joel Dufter


SportSpeed Skating
Born18 Mar 1995 in  Traunstein
ResidenceInzell, GER
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.32 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:06.80 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.52 10 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    5000m 7:04.48 24 Nov 2013 Berlin  
    10000m 15:30.95 30 Dec 2014 Inzell  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Sprint Championships
European Sprint Championships
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportSkating is popular in the area of Germany where he grew up and he liked the speed. He played ice hockey before moving on to short track and then speed skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2009 in Inzell, Germany.  
Club / TeamDEC Inzell: Germany  
Name of coachAndreas Kraus [club], GER  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Germany in short track, and was part of the team that finished eighth in the 3000m relay at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older sister Roxanne represented Germany in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. His father played ice hockey at club level in the German second tier. (, 13 Mar 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 02 Dec 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolCanadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard or go home." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing in second place in the team sprint at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe ruptured an adductor muscle in 2015. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesMountain biking. (, 13 Mar 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 10 Feb 2021)  
Other informationNORWEGIAN STINT
In mid-2021 he spent time training with the Norwegian national speed skating team and their Canadian coach Jeremy Wotherspoon as part of his preparations for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. "In Norway, the training sessions are intensive, but shorter than here in Germany, for example." (, 03 Nov 2021, 18 May 2021; Instagram profile, 10 Jul 2021, 05 Aug 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m9  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m13  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m26  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m26  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m7  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m18  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m20  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m27  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall45  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m49