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Felix Rijhnen


SportSpeed Skating
Born09 Jul 1990 in  Darmstadt
FamilyWife Katharina
ResidenceDarmstadt, GER
OccupationPolice Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.81 15 Mar 2012 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.65 17 Mar 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 1:48.49 18 Mar 2012 Calgary  
    5000m 6:12.11 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    10000m 13:17.01 17 Dec 2022 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating in 1996, and took up speed skating in 2009.  
Name of coachGeert Kuiper [national]  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was unable to go inline skating on the streets during winter, so he thought he would try speed skating.  
Club / TeamOEC Frankfurt: Germany  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis wife Katharina Rumpus has competed in roller speed skating. (, 30 Jun 2022;, 05 Feb 2022;, 15 Sep 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (Sportstiftung Hessen Facebook page, 20 Oct 2022)  
Hero / IdolUS speed and inline skater Chad Hedrick. (, 12 Aug 2014)  
Other sportsHe also represents Germany in inline skating, and won gold in the road marathon event at the 2018 World Championships in Arnhem, Netherlands. (, 30 Aug 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Sep 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"All or nothing." (Deutsche Eisschnelllauf und Shorttrack-Gemeinschaft Facebook page, 13 Nov 2022)  
NicknamesBig Feli (, 03 May 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m13  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start19  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps9  
    2021/2022 World Cup Mass Start16  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m39