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Karolína Erbanová

Czech Republic

SportSpeed Skating
NOCCzech Republic
Born27 Oct 1992 in  Vrchlabí
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesCzech, Dutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.06 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.53 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:55.35 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:17.73 12 Feb 2011 Calgary  
    5000m 7:36.65 10 Jan 2010 Hamar  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 2      
    1000m 1 1 1  
    1500m 2      
    Allround 1 1 1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1000m     1  
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    500m     1  
European Sprint Championships
Event  
European Sprint Championships
    Overall 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/KarolinaErbanova.cz  
twitter.com/KarolErbanova  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam AfterPay: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sport"When I first saw speed skating on television at the age of 14 in 2006, I was laughing about the suits. What a crazy sport. I was playing ice hockey at the time. Then my gym teacher took me to a training camp with Martina [Sablikova], because there were two Czech girls in speed skating and they needed a third for the team pursuit. I did not want to do speed skating in the beginning, because I had my future planned in ice hockey, but speed skating went well and at the age of 16 I went to World Cups with Martina."  
Name of coachDennis van der Gun [club], NED; Petr Novak [national], CZE  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age 14 in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe competed in road cycling at the 2010 and 2011 national championships in the Czech Republic. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Jan 2014)  
InjuriesShe has broken her clavicle on three occasions during her career. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Other informationMOVING TO THE NETHERLANDS
In 2014 she moved to the Netherlands to train and compete. "Teams there specialise in sprint training and I see my future in sprints, while in the Czech Republic skaters are more focused on longer distances." (tyden.cz, 09 Jan 2017; idnes.cz, 09 Jan 2017, 06 Oct 2016)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't allow the fear of losing to eliminate you from the game." (NOC Media Guide, 2018)  
Hero / IdolCzech ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr, Canadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt. (NOC Media Guide, 2014; Athlete, 12 Mar 2012)  
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2011 and 2012 Junior Athlete of the Year by Czech sports journalists. (idnes.cz, 19 Dec 2012; ceskatelevize.cz, 21 Dec 2011)  
HobbiesListening to music, wood carving, reading, sudoku. (NOC Media Guide, 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the sprint combination at the 2017 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and competing at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCzech speed skater Martina Sablikova. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m3  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m7  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m7  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m8  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround9  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m10  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround10  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m11  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround12  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m14  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround15  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround16  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround18  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m21  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m23  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall24  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin Qualification Combination Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m5  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall11  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall12  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m19  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m22  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall22  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m25  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m26  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall30  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m33  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall31  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall32  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m36  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m36  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m37  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m45