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Germán Tirado

Colombia

SportSpeed Skating
NOCColombia
Born20 Mar 1996 in  Bucaramanga
GenderMen
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.42 06 Mar 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:12.41 08 Mar 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:48.82 05 Mar 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:30.70 02 Oct 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 13:35.29 25 Sep 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHaving competed in roller speed skating in Colombia, he took up short track after visiting New Zealand in 2013. In 2015 he spent three months training with fellow Colombian short track skater Nicolas Laborde in Montreal, QC, Canada, before deciding to relocate there permanently. In 2019 he switched to long track speed skating. "I love it, skating on ice is a super cool experience."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up long track speed skating in 2019.  
Club / TeamGadbois: Montreal, QC, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Colombia in short track at World Cup events. He has also competed in roller speed skating at national level in Colombia. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2021; infopatin.co, 17 Mar 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother, his grandfather, and roller speed skating coach Johan Mellizo. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolColombian road cyclist Nairo Quintana. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep going, if it makes you happy." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
NicknamesGato [from the initials of his name]. (infopatin.co, 17 Mar 2017)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Mass Start33