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Gabriel Odor


SportSpeed Skating
Born23 Aug 2000 in  Hall in Tirol
ResidenceInnsbruck, AUT
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.58 09 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:10.06 03 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:46.04 23 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    5000m 6:25.40 24 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    10000m 14:35.08 29 Dec 2018 Innsbruck  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Mass Start 10 Laps 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating during the 2010/11 season in Innsbruck, Austria.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe played ice hockey and enjoyed skating, so he followed his brother into speed skating.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
He has worked with a sports psychologist to help him handle the pressure that comes with competing in speed skating. "I felt like a machine [after he started competing on the World Cup circuit]. It was all about the sport and the constant self-optimisation brought me a lot of pressure and a lot of thoughts. It's exhausting, but I'm living my dream." (, 08 Nov 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train smart, not hard." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 23 Mar 2019)  
MilestonesHe became the first male Austrian speed skater to win a gold medal at the world junior championships when he was victorious in the mass start at the 2019 edition of the tournament in Baselga di Pine, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Jan 2021)  
NicknamesGabse (, 01 Jan 2016)  
InjuriesHe broke his arm in 2016 and was out of action for three weeks. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the mass start event at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Baselga di Pine, Italy. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m28  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m60