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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
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.66 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.46 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 1:58.09 19 Nov 2022 Heerenveen  
    3000m 4:12.62 20 Nov 2022 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063480579833  
twitter.com/SandrineTas  
www.sandrinetas.be/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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."  
Name of coachDaniel Greig [personal], AUS  
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.  
General Interest
General Interest
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)
 
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 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (sandrinetas.be, 02 Nov 2022)  
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 achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 20 Feb 2022; sandrinetas.be, 02 Nov 2022)  
Other sportsShe has represented Belgium in roller speed skating, and won gold in the 1000m sprint at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. She has also won seven total medals [two gold, one silver, four bronze] across five editions of the world championships between 2015 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2021; Athlete, 20 Jan 2021)  
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  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start23  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m28  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m28  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2021/2022 World Cup Mass Start19  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m25  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m27  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m27  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m52  
    2021/2022 World Cup 3000/5000m52  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m54