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Philip Due Schmidt


SportSpeed Skating
Born10 Feb 1997 in  Copenhagen
ResidenceFrederiksberg, DEN
OccupationAthlete, Shop Assistant
LanguagesDanish, Dutch, English, German
Higher educationHealth Studies, Nutrition - University College Absalon: Denmark
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.11 16 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:13.61 31 Aug 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:50.72 13 Dec 2020 Inzell  
    5000m 6:26.98 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    10000m 13:39.60 22 Feb 2020 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis brother and his father were skaters and encouraged him to take up the sport. "I wanted to become a soccer player just like all my friends, but my parents told me I had to do one inline skating training session to see if I liked it and if not I could focus on soccer. Fortunately, I loved skating from the first try."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up roller speed skating in 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and began speed skating in 2010 at a training camp in Berlin, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolFinnish speed skater Mika Poutala, Danish Greco-Roman wrestler Mark Overgaard Madsen. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe represented Denmark in roller speed skating at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2021)  
Famous relativesHis brother Stefan Due Schmidt represented Denmark in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and 2022. He also competed in roller speed skating at international level. (, 01 Feb 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2021; Athlete, 16 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesCycling. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
InjuriesIn May 2022 he underwent surgery for chronic compartment syndrome to correct an issue to his shins that had affected him for a number of years. (Instagram profile, 19 May 2022)

He suffered a broken scapula [shoulder blade] in a cycling accident in October 2019. He was back on the ice within one week and competed at the 2019 World Cup event in Minsk, Belarus. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2021; Athlete, 16 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 31 Oct 2019)

He broke his jaw in 2014. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)
NicknamesDue Drengen ['Pigeon Boy' in English. "Due means pigeon or dove and people like to joke about that."] (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Stefan Due Schmidt. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy the process." (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Other informationMEDIA WORK
He worked as a commentator for Danish television during the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and 2022. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Sep 2022)

He works as a shop assistant for a sporting goods and apparel store in Denmark. (Facebook profile, 11 Oct 2022; LinkedIn profile, 30 Sep 2022)

In 2019 he and his brother Stefan launched The Due Power Podcast, which covers both speed skating and roller speed skating. "The episodes include friends and fellow speed skaters where we discuss various subjects and themes." (, 29 Nov 2020)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start8  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround17  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround19  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps33  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m37  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m47  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m52