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Felix Rijhnen


SportSpeed Skating
Born09 Jul 1990 in  Darmstadt
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 13:21.07 20 Nov 2021 Stavanger  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was unable to go inline skating on the streets during winter, so he thought he would try speed skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating in 1996, and took up speed skating in 2009.  
General Interest
General Interest
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)  
NicknamesBig Feli (, 03 May 2012)  
Other informationTRAFFIC ACCIDENT
In February 2014 he was hit by a car while training on his road bike. He was not seriously injured and was able to set a new personal best in the 5000m four weeks later. (, 03 Mar 2014)
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
    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