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Ramona Härdi

Switzerland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSSUI20904199701
NOCSwitzerland
Born09 Apr 1997 in  Aarau
GenderWomen
ResidenceGermany
OccupationAthlete, Technical Drawer
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.86 26 Feb 2021 Inzell  
    1000m 1:21.28 09 Oct 2021 Inzell  
    1500m 2:03.70 29 Oct 2021 Inzell  
    3000m 4:13.09 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    5000m 7:31.29 20 Nov 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media
ramonahaerdi.ch/  
www.facebook.com/ramona.hardi.5  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [national], NZL; Shane Dobbin [national], NZL; Roy Dobbin [national], NZL  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began inline skating at an early age. She switched to speed skating in 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed some friends from inline skating to speed skating. "Since all my inline sports colleagues tried to move onto the skates I could not resist the opportunity. We formed a good training community and suddenly I liked the skates more than the wheels."  
Club / TeamEislauf-Club Zurich: Switzerland  
Training RegimeShe trains up to 25 hours a week in Geisingen, Germany, between March and September. She trains in Inzell, Germany, during the northern hemisphere winter months.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationOCCUPATION
She works part-time as a technical drawer and also receives sponsorship support from the Swiss army. (aargauersport.ch, 07 Oct 2021)
 
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to win a medal at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (ramonahaerdi.ch, 02 Jan 2021; aargauerzeitung.ch, 17 Feb 2021)  
Other sportsShe has represented Switzerland in roller speed skating at the European junior championships. (ramonahaerdi.ch, 28 Oct 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing seventh in team pursuit at the 2021 World Single Distance Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (aargauerzeitung.ch, 17 Feb 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2021)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Timo Jarvinen. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolBelgian speed skater Bart Swings. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If there's a will, there's a way." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesReading. (aargauerzeitung.ch, 01 Dec 2020)  
InjuriesInjuries to both knees and her back prevented her from training for three months in 2020. (aargauerzeitung.ch, 01 Dec 2020)

She was affected by severe knee pain in 2019. (ramonahaerdi.ch, 01 Apr 2020)
 
MilestonesShe competed in team pursuit alongside her international teammates Nadja Wenger and Kaitlyn McGregor at the 2021 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, which was the first time Switzerland had been represented in the discipline on the World Cup circuit. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2021; swissiceskating.ch, 15 Dec 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start11  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 3000m15  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps33  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m33