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Oliver Grob


SportSpeed Skating
Born05 Dec 1996 in  Cham
ResidenceZug, 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 1:47.56 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:22.74 28 Feb 2015 Baselga di Piné  
    10000m 16:52.67 21 Dec 2014 Innsbruck  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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."  
Club / TeamEislauf-Club Zurich: Switzerland  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age 11, and first tried speed skating at age 15 in Zurich, Switzerland.  
General Interest
General Interest
MilestonesHe, Christian Oberbichler and Livio Wenger won bronze in team sprint at the 2020 European Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, which was the first European championship medal in speed skating for Switzerland. The trio previously became the first speed skaters representing Switzerland to win a World Cup medal in team sprint when they claimed bronze at the 2019 event in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (, 11 Jan 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Nov 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing in 13th place in the roller speed skating road 100m sprint at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard, enjoy racing." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe underwent surgery in September 2016 after fracturing his left collarbone in a training crash in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019;, 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 roller speed skating at the world championships in 2018 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolNew Zealand speed skater and coach Kalon Dobbin, Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 29 Sep 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint5  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m19  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps32