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Peter Michael

New Zealand

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNZL10905198901
NOCNew Zealand
Born09 May 1989 in  Wellington
GenderMen
ResidenceGeisingen, GER
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.44 28 Feb 2016 Inzell  
    1000m 1:11.44 27 Feb 2016 Inzell  
    1500m 1:44.96 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:09.68 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:58.07 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/petermichael42nz  
twitter.com/petermichael42  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportOne of the factors in him switching to speed skating was that there was more funding available in the sport than in inline skating. He also wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [national], NZL  
When and where did you begin this sport?He initially competed in inline skating before taking up speed skating in 2014 in Inzell, Germany.  
Club / TeamCanterbury Alpine Ice Speed Skating Club: Christchurch, NZL  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family and coach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017; Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Other informationHISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS
He became the first speed skater from New Zealand to win gold at a World Cup event when he triumphed in the 5000m at the 2016 event in Astana, Kazakhstan. At the 2017 World Single Distances Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, he became the first New Zealand speed skater to win a world championship medal by claiming bronze in the 5000m. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 09 Feb 2017; isu.org, 04 Dec 2016)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up, keep pushing." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nzherald.co.nz, 12 Mar 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 he was named Sportsperson of the Year in Kapiti, New Zealand. (kapitiindependentnews.net.nz, 11 Nov 2014)  
HobbiesWatching television, playing video games, cycling, relaxing. (kiaspeedskatingacademy.com, 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 5000m at the 2016 World Cup event in Astana, Kazakhstan, and finishing third in team pursuit at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented New Zealand in inline skating, and won eight titles at the world championships between 2010 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2016; stuff.co.nz, 14 Sep 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 10000m12  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin Qualification Combination Allround1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 5000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m11  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m13  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps30  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m33  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m36  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall38  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall42