Print the Biography/Short

Mathias Vosté

Belgium

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSBEL12005199401
NOCBelgium
Born20 May 1994 in  Bruges
GenderMen
ResidenceNijeholtwolde, NED
Higher educationElectrical Engineering - KHBO Oostende: Belgium
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, French
FamilyPartner Angela Dijkstra
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.18 11 Jan 2020 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:07.75 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:43.24 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:15.88 20 Dec 2015 Eindhoven  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamBoudewijnpark Shorttrack Club [BSC]: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsIn addition to speed skating, he has represented Belgium in both roller speed skating and short track. He claimed gold in roller speed skating at the European championships in 2017 and 2018. In short track, he competed at the world championships in 2013 and 2015. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Nov 2022; skatebond.nl, 05 Aug 2009)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skaters Kai Verbij and Michel Mulder. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursHe was voted the 2011 Sportsman of the Year in Bruges, Belgium. (brugge.be, 2012)  
InjuriesHe tore his groin during a training session in January 2021. He was sidelined for the remainder of the 2020/21 season and returned to competition in October 2021 at an event in Inzell, Germany. The injury affected his performance at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (schaatsen.nl, 09 Jul 2022, 15 Sep 2021; Instagram profile, 09 Oct 2021)

He was unable to compete in the 2014 Belgian Championships after fracturing his kneecap. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018; stkg.be, 06 Apr 2014)

His training was restricted for a month after he injured his shoulder in 2012. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)

He broke his collarbone at age 10. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/mathias.voste  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachDaniel Greig [personal], AUS  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationSWITCH TO SPEED SKATING
He decided to switch from short track to speed skating ahead of the 2015/16 season. His initial plan was to focus on mass start competitions. "That event appeals but I really don't know what distance is best for me." (nieuwsblad.be, 14 Sep 2015)

OCCUPATION
He has served as a volunteer short track coach for young skaters at the Shorttrack Club Thialf in the Netherlands. He has also worked part-time at a kitchen installation company. (sporza.be, 20 Oct 2022; whydonate.nl, 10 Oct 2022)
 
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to try the sport by a member of his family. "I went once and I wanted more so I started ice skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (sporza.be, 13 Oct 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age six, and switched to speed skating at age 20 in Bruges, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard and have fun." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesMountain biking. (schaatsen.nl, 09 Jun 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 500m13  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m23  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m27  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m29  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m32  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m22  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m28  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m31  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps35  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m37  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps38  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m50  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m52