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David La Rue


SportSpeed Skating
Born20 Aug 1998 in  Montreal
ResidenceSaint-Lambert, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationHealth Science - College of Maisonneuve: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.86 18 Oct 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.71 19 Oct 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.37 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:35.23 19 Oct 2017 Calgary  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1500m   1    
    Mass Start 10 Laps 1      
    Team Sprint   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"After the 2010 Olympic Winter Games [in Vancouver], I was inspired by the speed skating athletes and I wanted to give it a try. I love the speed."  
Name of coachGregor Jelonek [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2010 in Longueuil, QC, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the mass start and silver in the 1500m at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe has competed in short track and roller speed skating at regional level in Canada. (, 22 May 2018;, 18 Dec 2016;, 31 Dec 2013)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 22 May 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2013 he was given the Lambertois Award in the sports category in recognition of his achievements in short track. (, 31 Dec 2013)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Gregor Jelonek. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe suffered a herniated disc in September 2016. The injury stopped him from skating for two months. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018, 10 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesDave (Instagram profile, 21 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard and stay calm." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m29  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m29  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m41  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m49  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m56