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Shane Dobbin

New Zealand

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNZL12201198001
NOCNew Zealand
Born22 Jan 1980 in  Palmerston North
GenderMen
FamilyWife Tanya, daughter Lilliana [2011], son Asher
ResidenceGold Coast, QLD, AUS
OccupationAthlete, Business Owner
LanguagesEnglish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.31 27 Dec 2010 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:11.81 05 Nov 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:46.19 18 Feb 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:15.69 12 Feb 2011 Calgary  
    10000m 13:04.36 19 Feb 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/shane_dobbin/  
twitter.com/shanedobbin  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age eight. He switched to speed skating in 2008 in the Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe and his older brother Kalon would do laps around their parent's service station forecourt on inline skates, initially because they enjoyed going fast. He switched to speed skating because he wanted to win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Club / TeamHauraki Ice Skating Club: Auckland, NZL  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [brother], NZL  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT AND RETURN
He retired from competitive speed skating after participating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. He was encouraged to return to the sport by fellow New Zealand speed skater Reyon Kay, who wanted to compete alongside Dobbin in the team pursuit at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "I got a call from Reyon explaining the possibility of the team pursuit. He looked at our times versus everyone else who competes in the team pursuit and he worked out we could theoretically be ranked third if we were all skating to our potential." (stuff.co.nz, 06 Feb 2018)
 
Awards and honoursHe was New Zealand's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (insidethegames.biz, 07 Feb 2014)

In August 2011 he was named Canterbury Alpine Ice Speed Skating Club's Speed Skater of the Year. (speedskating.co.nz, 29 Aug 2011)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train smarter, not harder." (stuff.co.nz, 06 Feb 2018)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Kalon has competed in inline skating and speed skating at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Feb 2015; Athlete, 12 Mar 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning four inline skating world titles. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other sportsHe is a four-time world champion in inline skating. (shanedobbins.blogspot.com, 28 Jan 2010)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skaters Chad Hedrick, Derek Parra and KC Boutiette. (ONS, 01 Feb 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 10000m7  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 10000m8  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround9  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m10  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 10000m14  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m14  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m17  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2009/2010 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround1  
    2008/2009 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    2008/2009 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m15  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m19  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m35  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m41