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Sandrine Tas

Belgium

SportSpeed Skating
NOCBelgium
Born07 Sep 1995 in  Ostend
GenderWomen
ResidenceOstend, BEL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationFood Technology, Nutrition - Ghent University: Belgium
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063480579833  
twitter.com/SandrineTas  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamLangebaan Schaatsclub Gent [LBSG]: Belgium  
Name of coachManon Spruit [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She switched from inline skating to speed skating in 2018 at age 23 at Thialf Academy in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sport"Originally I'm an inline speed skater. I started at four years old. I felt like I had reached all my goals and had a dream to compete at the Olympics. That's why I decided to make the transition."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer brothers, and her coaches (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skaters Renee Hildebrand and Brittany Bowe. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
HobbiesCooking, baking, gaming. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
InjuriesIn October 2019 she ruptured two ligaments in her ankle and was off the ice for eight weeks. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021; schaatsen.nl, 02 Dec 2020; nieuwsblad.be, 13 Dec 2019; kbsf.be, 27 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a gold medal in inline skating at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Other sportsShe has represented Belgium in roller speed skating, and won gold in the 1000m sprint at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2021; Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Perfect practice makes perfect." (Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
In 2021 she graduated with a master's degree in bioscience engineering from Ghent University in Belgium. "I'm incredibly proud to be able to say I managed to juggle studying with skating." (Instagram profile, 11 Oct 2021; hln.be, 13 Jan 2021; Athlete, 20 Jan 2021; teambelgium.be, 01 Jan 2019)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m19  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m25  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m27  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m27  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m54