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Mareike Thum

Germany

SportSpeed Skating
NOCGermany
Born27 Jun 1991 in  Darmstadt
GenderWomen
ResidenceDarmstadt, GER
OccupationPolice Officer
LanguagesEnglish, German
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/MareikeThum/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"As a child I tried many sports but did roller skating for a long time because I enjoyed spending time with my friends and my trainer."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began figure skating at age six, and started inline skating at age 12. She took up speed skating on ice in 2018.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Success alone does not make you happy. Try to have fun with what you are doing." (onlineskaten.de, 06 Jul 2020)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive speed skating in July 2021. "I don't enjoy racing anymore. I don't want to torture myself." (schaatsen.nl, 19 Jul 2021)
 
HobbiesMountain biking, rock climbing, painting, watching TV. (onlineskaten.de, 06 Jul 2020)  
Memorable sporting achievementHer performance at the 2006 European Junior Championships in Martinsicuro, Italy. (onlineskaten.de, 06 Jul 2020)  
Other sportsShe has represented Germany in roller speed skating, and won gold in the 1000m sprint at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2021; sportschau.de, 10 Feb 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround16  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m19  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m24