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Stien Vanhoutte

Belgium

SportSpeed Skating
NOCBelgium
Born14 Mar 1996 in  Ostend
GenderWomen
ResidenceGistel, BEL
OccupationStudent
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationPhysiotherapy - Ghent University: Belgium
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.52 11 Jan 2020 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:18.78 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamLange Baan Schaatsclub Gent [LBSG]: Belgium  
Reason for choosing this sportShe has represented Belgium in roller speed skating, and was inspired to try speed skating by other athletes who had made the switch. "I was looking for a new challenge."  
Name of coachFerre Spruyt [national], BEL  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating at the Thialf Academy in Heerenveen, Netherlands, through the International Skating Union [ISU] 'Road to Ice' programme.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Simon Kuipers. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolSpanish roller speed skater Ioseba Fernandez, US speed skater Joey Mantia. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning two gold medals in roller speed skating at the 2019 European Championships in Pamplona, Spain. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHer sister Fran has represented Belgium in roller speed skating, and competed in the youth categories at the 2019 European Championships in Pamplona, Spain. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never stop trying to improve yourself, but most of all enjoy what you're doing." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall24