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David Andersson


SportSpeed Skating
Born23 Feb 1994 in  Trollhättan
ResidenceTrollhättan, SWE
LanguagesDanish, English, Finnish, Swedish
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.45 08 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.06 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:45.61 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:40.16 24 Nov 2012 Kolomna  
    10000m 14:55.48 17 Dec 2011 Gothenburg  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSK Winner: Örebro, SWE  
Reason for choosing this sportHe began speed skating to improve his skating for bandy [a game similar to ice hockey that is popular in some parts of northern Europe].  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolSwedish speed skater Joel Eriksson, Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMattias Hadders [national], SWE  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age 11 in Trollhattan, Sweden.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Love pain." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 02 Oct 2015)  
InjuriesHe suffered a calf injury during the 2014/15 season. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)

He has missed two months of training with a knee injury during his career. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing 12th in the 1500m at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround17  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround18  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround19  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m23  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m38  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m38  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m35  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m58