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Viktor Hald Thorup


SportSpeed Skating
Born14 Aug 1994 in  Slagelse
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
LanguagesDanish, English, French, German, Norwegian
Higher educationHealth Studies, Nutrition - University College Sjaelland: SorÝ, DEN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.39 21 Sep 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:14.58 03 Nov 2018 Milwaukee, WI  
    1500m 1:47.92 15 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:18.25 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    10000m 13:25.30 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHLF 72 : Copenhagen, DEN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe had been involved in inline skating for a number of years, but liked the idea of racing against the clock on ice better.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating as a child in Denmark. He took up speed skating in 2012 after he was invited to participate in a junior national camp in Inzell, Germany.  
Name of coachJesper Carlson [national], DEN; Mitchell Whitmore, USA, from 2018  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesAt age 14 his foot became infected. He was out of action for four weeks. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Other informationBUSINESS OWNER
He and former inline skater Magnus Asping run TopSkate Danmark, an inline skating equipment and clothing company. (TopSkate Danmark Facebook page, 10 Aug 2017;, 2017)

At age 15 he moved to Toulouse, France, where he lived with a host family and began training with inline skating world champion Pascal Briand. He completed his high school studies there in 2012. (, 28 Dec 2014)
Other sportsHe has competed in roller speed skating on the junior international circuit. (, 29 Apr 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning medals as a junior, setting a national record for the first time, and having his parents be able to watch him compete on television. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoaches Jens Normark and Jesper Carlson. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Joey Mantia. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard, keep believing." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m17  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m18  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m19  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround20  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround20  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround21  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround22  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m24  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps37  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m38  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m40  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m41  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m62