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Nadja Wenger


SportSpeed Skating
Born27 May 1991 in  Glarus
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Higher educationGovernment Relations - University of Lucerne: Switzerland
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.43 05 Dec 2020 Inzell  
    1000m 1:21.98 29 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:02.70 07 Mar 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:15.52 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:18.73 20 Nov 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe and her brother Livio were introduced to inline skating by their elder sibling Marco. She later took up speed skating on ice.  
Name of coachKalon Dobbin [national], NZL  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating in October 2018.  
Club / TeamEislauf-Club Zurich: Switzerland  
Training RegimeShe trains up to 25 hours a week in Geisingen, Germany, during the northern hemisphere summer months.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." [Samuel Beckett] (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in global governance and world society at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in careerCoach Kalon Dobbin. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia, and at the 2017 Winter World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Other sportsShe has represented Switzerland in roller speed skating, and competed at the world championships in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. (, 09 Dec 2019;, 23 Jun 2019)  
Famous relativesHer brother Livio has represented Switzerland in both speed skating and roller speed skating. He competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Dec 2019;, 13 Aug 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start18  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps17  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m34