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Michel Mulder


SportSpeed Skating
Born27 Feb 1986 in  Zwolle
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationTeaching - CALO : Zwolle, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.26 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:07.46 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:48.35 20 Mar 2011 Calgary  
    5000m 7:31.06 10 Nov 2007 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2 x 500m 1      
    1000m     1  
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m   2    
World Sprint Championships
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 2      
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis five older brothers took him to a skating rink and he enjoyed himself.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age six in Deventer, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe was flag bearer for the Netherlands at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (, 19 Jul 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competition at the conclusion of the 2019/20 season and revealed he would like to focus on coaching. "I have never hidden that I would really like to become a trainer. I have been certified as a gym coach and am already registered for the skating trainer course. So there is a good chance that I will often be seen on the ice rink." (, 06 Jan 2020)

He and his brother Ronald were the tournament directors of the 2018 World Inline Skating Championships in Heerde and Arnhem in the Netherlands. (, 24 May 2018)
Most influential person in careerCoaches Gerard van Velde and Desly Hill. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2017)  
Hero / IdolDutch coach Gerard van Velde, Korean speed skater Lee Kyou-Hyuk, British snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013, 02 Dec 2011)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Try to improve every detail to get the best out of yourself." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2012)  
Other sportsHe won gold in roller speed skating in the road 500m sprint at the 2012 World Championships in Rome, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Dec 2015;, 14 Sept 2012)  
Famous relativesHis twin brother Ronald has represented the Netherlands in both speed skating and inline skating. In speed skating he placed seventh in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and in inline skating he won two bronze medals and a silver medal at the 2018 European Championships in Oostende, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Sep 2018;, 25 Oct 2013)  
InjuriesHe sustained a groin injury in December 2016. (, 30 Dec 2016)

In 2016 he ruptured an ankle ligament while attempting a high jump on a Dutch television programme. (, 27 Dec 2017)

In July 2013 he broke his wrist after colliding with a photographer while he was inline skating. (, 04 Aug 2013)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m2  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m4  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m7  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagano 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall4  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m4  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m5  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall10  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m11  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m19  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m39  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m39  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall38  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m43  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m45  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m49