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Christian Oberbichler

Switzerland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSSUI11408199201
NOCSwitzerland
Born14 Aug 1992 in  Frauenfeld
GenderMen
FamilyDaughter Giuliette [2018]
ResidenceOber Urdorf, SUI
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.12 12 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.17 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:49.98 07 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 7:29.46 14 Mar 2012 Calgary  
    10000m 17:12.28 20 Dec 2009 Innsbruck  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/oberbichler.christian  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I was always the fastest in ice hockey."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2003 in Zurich, Switzerland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe sustained an adductor muscle injury in October 2019. (limmattalerzeitung.ch, 16 Jan 2020)

Between 2012 and 2014 he missed two years of training and competition with a knee injury. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the team sprint event at the 2020 European Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (limmattalerzeitung.ch, 16 Jan 2020)  
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was named Athlete of the Year in the municipality of Urdorf, Switzerland. (punkt4.info, 22 Jul 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsHe played junior ice hockey with EHC Urdorf in Switzerland. (limmattalerzeitung.ch, 16 Jan 2020)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (limmattalerzeitung.ch, 16 Jan 2020)  
MilestonesHe, Oliver Grob and Livio Wenger won bronze in team sprint at the 2020 European Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, which was the first European championship medal in speed skating for Switzerland. The trio previously became the first speed skaters representing Switzerland to win a World Cup medal in team sprint when they claimed bronze at the 2019 event in Astana, Kazakhstan. (isu.org, 11 Jan 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint5  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Sprint3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m26  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m32  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m47  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m54