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Livio Wenger

Switzerland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSSUI12001199301
NOCSwitzerland
Born20 Jan 1993 in  Kriens
GenderMen
ResidenceLucerne, SUI
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, German
Higher educationBusiness - FREI'S Talent School: Lucerne, SUI
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.75 11 Mar 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.79 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.90 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:14.51 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:37.80 11 Dec 2016 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
www.liviowenger.ch/  
www.facebook.com/liviow93/  
twitter.com/LivioWenger  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried roller speed skating at age four in Switzerland, and began speed skating in 2012.  
Training RegimeHe trains in Geisingen, Germany.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "I come from a very sport orientated family. My parents and two older siblings were cross-country skiers, so I came into roller speed skating threw them. My father Ruedi and his friend Hans Bertschi got me interested in the sport from an early age. But like many roller speed skaters, it's a dream to compete at the Olympics."  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [personal], NZL, from 2015  
Club / TeamEislauf-Club Zurich [ECZ]: Switzerland  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe suffered an adductor muscle injury in 2012. (basellandschaftlichezeitung.ch, 07 Jan 2014)

He sustained an Achilles injury when he was competing in roller speed skating. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)
 
Other sportsHe has represented Switzerland in roller speed skating. He won bronze in the track 10,000m elimination at the 2015 European Championships in Worgl, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Dec 2015; liviowenger.ch, 30 Sep 2014)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Roger Federer, US basketball player LeBron James. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (liviowenger.ch, 15 Aug 20187)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2010 Best Junior Athlete of Central Switzerland. (luzernerzeitung.ch, 05 Sep 2011)  
Famous relativesHis sister Nadja Wenger has represented Switzerland in roller speed skating. She was ranked 38th in the road marathon at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Sep 2017; liviowenger.ch, 31 Aug 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and placing second in the mass start at the 2017 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never look back." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround17  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m17  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m25  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps18  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps20  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall30  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m32  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall35  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall47  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m49  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m54