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Serge Yoro

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born15 Jul 1999 in  Amsterdam
GenderMen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.85 15 Dec 2018 Enschede  
    1000m 1:12.29 31 Oct 2018 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:53.61 01 Oct 2017 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010425103967  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Jumbo-Visma: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sport"My father is from Africa, so he is not really used to skating. So our mother went out on the ice with us, the little ones. That's when we had fun."  
Name of coachSicco Janmaat [club], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age five in the Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis. (volkskrant.nl, 19 Feb 2021)  
Famous relativesHis older sister Tara Yoro has competed in long jump and won gold at the Dutch national indoor championships in 2017 and 2020. His cousin Nika Daalderop has represented the Netherlands in indoor and beach volleyball, and was part of the Dutch team that won silver at the indoor volleyball European championships in 2017. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2021; volkskrant.nl, 19 Feb 2021)  
NicknamesBeautiful Mario [given to him by coach Sicco Janmaat after Italian cyclist Mario Cipollini, as he wore stylish outfits while cycling at a training camp]. (volkskrant.nl, 19 Feb 2021)  
Other informationHERITAGE
His father is from Cote d'Ivoire and his mother is from the Netherlands. "I've always been told to be proud of who you are. I have something that others don't. And I think people are more likely to remember my foreign name than other skaters." (volkskrant.nl, 19 Feb 2021)
 
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