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Josh Capponi


SportSpeed Skating
Born13 Jan 1995 in  Perth
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationInternational Relations - Edith Cowan University: Perth, WA, AUS
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.64 26 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.67 17 Dec 2016 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:54.16 26 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:36.81 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 14:06.42 22 Feb 2017 Obihiro  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe made the switch from inline skating to speed skating with the intention of competing at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachFrank Anderson [club]; Desly Hill [national], AUS  
Training RegimeHe trains twice a day.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up inline skating at age four. He moved to Heerenveen, Netherlands, in 2013 to pursue a career in speed skating.  
Club / TeamWestern Flames: Perth, WA, AUS  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesFishing, cycling. (Skating ISU YouTube channel, 02 Feb 2016)  
Other sportsHe represented Australia in roller speed skating at junior level and competed at the 2013 World Championships in Oostende, Belgium. (, 06 Aug 2013)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Tracy McGrady, Australian road cyclist Stuart O'Grady. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017, 27 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Before you can achieve it you have to believe it." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementRacing against Korean speed skater Lee Seung-Hoon at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps32  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps36  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps47