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Marten Liiv

Estonia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSEST12312199601
NOCEstonia
Born23 Dec 1996 in  Jogeva
GenderMen
ResidenceTartu, EST
OccupationArmed Forces, Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, Estonian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.57 28 Jan 2012 Collalbo  
    500m 35.60 15 Dec 2018 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:19.15 28 Jan 2012 Collalbo  
    1000m 1:08.70 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 2:05.27 13 Nov 2011 Erfurt  
    1500m 1:46.37 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:55.21 12 Mar 2016 Changchun  
    10000m 15:18.26 23 Nov 2014 Minsk  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/liiv.marten  
twitter.com/liiv_marten  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My brother started speed skating before me. He is older than me and I was just following him."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age 10 in Adavere, Estonia.  
Club / TeamSK Tervis: Adavere, EST  
Name of coachVaino Treiman [club], EST; Tuomas Nieminen, FIN, from 2018  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe began experiencing knee problems in 2015. The issue continued to affect him into 2017. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis first coach. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Kevin Durant. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 26 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesPlaying table tennis, football, darts. (kiaspeedskatingacademy.com, 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 1000m at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Changchun, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsIn 2016 and 2018 he won the Tartu Inline Skating Marathon in Estonia. (sport.err.ee, 26 Aug 2018; sport.delfi.ee, 22 Aug 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m30  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m43  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m52