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Stefan Due Schmidt

Denmark

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSDEN12808199401
NOCDenmark
Born28 Aug 1994 in  Frederiksberg
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDanish, Dutch, English, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Higher educationHealth Studies, Nutrition - University College Sjaelland Ankerhus: SorÝ, DEN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.58 22 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    1000m 1:12.21 31 Aug 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:48.79 13 Dec 2020 Inzell  
    5000m 6:30.57 12 Dec 2020 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/AthleteStefanDue  
twitter.com/Stefan_Due  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began roller speed skating in 2000 in Denmark. He took up speed skating in 2008.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe loved skating with his brother, as well as competing individually and as a team in roller speed skating. He took up speed skating because he wanted more competition, and to push his limits physically.  
Name of coachJesper Carlson [national], DEN  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis brother Philip, and Danish speed skater Jesper Carlson. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy training each day and acknowledge how lucky you are." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented Denmark in roller speed skating. He finished seventh in the track 10,000m points elimination event at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Jan 2021; Twitter profile, 06 Jan 2015)  
InjuriesHe broke his hand twice in 2015. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)

He broke his arm in 2011. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)

In 2011 he tore a ligament and was out for 10 weeks. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)

He fractured his arm in 2008 and was out for eight weeks. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 08 Nov 2013)
 
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in the mass start final at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo compete alongside his brother Philip at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (dr.dk, 13 Feb 2021; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolSwiss road cyclist Fabian Cancellara, Belgian cyclo-cross rider Sven Nys, Belgian road cyclist Tom Boonen. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesPodcasting. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe puts on good socks and underwear on a race day. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Philip represented Denmark in speed skating at the 2021 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. He also competed at the roller speed skating world championships in 2016, 2018, and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2021; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)  
NicknamesSteve, Duen (schaatsen.nl, 12 Jan 2020)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
He is the founder and owner of Bont Nordic, which imports and sells Bont skating equipment in Scandinavia and northern Europe. In 2019 he and his brother Philip launched The Due Power Podcast, which covers both speed skating and roller speed skating. The podcast features other skaters as guests. (spotify.com, 07 Nov 2020; LinkedIn profile, 24 Aug 2020; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019; Facebook page, 04 Sep 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In September 2020 he began studying for a master's degree in global health at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. (Instagram profile, 15 Jan 2021; Facebook page, 24 Aug 2020)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps20  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround22  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround29  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps8  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps28  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps31  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps34  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps35  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m35  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m41  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps43  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m61