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Anice Das


SportSpeed Skating
Born31 Dec 1985 in  Bombay
ResidenceWolvega, NED
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationPedagogy - Noordelijke Hogeschool: Leeuwarden, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.84 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:15.11 26 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 2:00.06 16 Mar 2008 Calgary  
    3000m 4:23.61 16 Mar 2008 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [personal], CAN, from 2018  
Reason for choosing this sportHer primary school took part in a skating scheme.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age nine.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy what you're doing and make the best of it." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents and her twin sister. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)  
In June 2018 she began training with the Norwegian sprint team under Canadian coach Jeremy Wotherspoon. "We are going to see how the collaboration works and whether I am a good addition for the Norwegians. It's great that I can learn things from such a world class trainer. In the past I used to look at how he skated and how he drove world records, which was fascinating to see, as a coach he also produced some good skaters. His skaters are pretty deep with him, I can still learn a lot from them, and I said to myself, 'If I want anything else, I have to do things differently to see if that works.'" (, 16 Jun 2018)

After struggling with a thyroid problem in 2014 and then injuring her knee the following year, she has discovered that she needs to adapt her training programme in order to maintain her fitness. "I have learned to listen to my body. To stay fit, I have to find a balance. And that means sometimes I'll do something easier. Or that I won't, for example, do strength work in the morning followed by skating training in the afternoon. I look after my knee, and I'll move my schedule around a bit so that I can do both workouts, but not consecutively." (, 27 Oct 2016)

Born in India, she and her twin sister were adopted at age eight months and moved to the Netherlands. The siblings first lived in Amersfoort before settling in Assen. (, 14 Feb 2012)
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Catriona Le May Doan. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)  
InjuriesShe struggled with a knee injury in 2015. (, 27 Oct 2016)

She was unable to train as much as she wanted during the 2014 off-season due to thyroid problems. (, 05 Oct 2014)
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games and the world championships. (, 13 Jul 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m19  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m26  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m31  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m32  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m33  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m40  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m42