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Leon Kaufmann-Ludwig


SportShort Track
Born28 May 1996 in Munich 
ResidenceDresden, GER
LanguagesDutch, English, French, German
Higher educationIndustrial Engineering - Dresden University of Technology: Germany
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.689 08 Nov 2015 Toronto  
    1000m 1:25.134 07 Feb 2020 Dresden  
    1500m 2:11.277 05 Oct 2019 Dresden  
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Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried skating at age three at the Olympic Ice Sport Centre in Munich, Germany.  
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General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2015 he severed tendons in his knee and was away from the sport for about four years. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)

He dislocated his shoulder in 2014. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)

He tore ligaments in his feet in 2014. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)

In 2013 he tore the meniscus in his knee. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in the final of the 1500m at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Erzurum, Turkiye. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My neighbours took me and my older brother with them to training once and we immediately started to love the sport."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis brother Jonas Kaufmann-Ludwig. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Celski. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Overcome barriers." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competitive short track in 2020 due to a persistent knee injury. (, 16 Jul 2020)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m22  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m24  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall32  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m16  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m28  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m31  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m32  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m41  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m53  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m61  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m67  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m70