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Oliver Grob


SportSpeed Skating
Born05 Dec 1996 in  Cham
ResidenceSteinhausen, SUI
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Higher educationBusiness - AKAD College: Zurich, SUI
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.77 14 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.40 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:48.50 17 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    5000m 7:22.74 28 Feb 2015 Baselga di Piné  
    10000m 16:52.67 21 Dec 2014 Innsbruck  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamEislauf-Club Zurich [ECZ]: Switzerland  
Reason for choosing this sportHe wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "I started with inline skating but this is not an Olympic discipline. That is why I decided to go for speed skating after four years of inline skating."  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [personal], NZL, from 2012  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating in 2007, and first tried speed skating at an open ice rink in October 2011. He began focusing on speed skating from the 2014/15 season.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolNew Zealand coach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 29 Sep 2016)  
HobbiesSpending time with friends, cooking. (, 28 Sep 2016)  
InjuriesHe underwent surgery in September 2016 after fracturing his left collarbone in a training crash in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. He was out for four weeks. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018;, 29 Sep 2016; Instagram profile, 14 Sep 2016)

He suffered an inflammation of his L5-S1 spinal joint in October 2015 and missed five weeks of training. (, 29 Sep 2016)
Other sportsHe represented Switzerland in inline skating at the 2016 European Championships in Heerde, Netherlands. He was ranked 12th in the road 100m sprint. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning European medals in inline skating, and finishing fifth in the 500m junior race at the 2014 World Inline Skating Championships in Rosario, Argentina. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Kalon Dobbin, and Swiss speed skater Livio Wenger. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard, play harder." (Athlete, 17 Nov 20218)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps32