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Rino Vanhooren


SportShort Track
Born28 Oct 1996 in Bruges 
FamilyPartner Alexandra Danneel
ResidenceBruges, BEL
LanguagesDutch, English, French, German
Higher educationCommunications, Marketing - VIVES Kortrijk: Belgium
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.138 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.753 07 Feb 2020 Dresden  
    1500m 2:18.105 13 Feb 2016 Dordrecht  
    3000m 5:10.182 11 Mar 2018 Senec  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My father introduced me to the sport and I'm still loving it after all these years."  
Name of coachIngmar van Riel [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried ice skating at age two in 1998. He took up short track in 2003 in Bruges, Belgium.  
Club / TeamBoudewijn Schaatsclub [BSC]: Bruges, BEL  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father Franky competed in short track at international level. He was part of the Belgium team that was ranked ninth in the 5000m relay at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville. His partner Alexandra Danneel has represented Belgium in short track at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2022; Instagram profile, 22 Aug 2022;, 01 Jan 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing sixth in the 5000m relay at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, and winning the B final of the 5000m relay at the 2020 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021, 06 Feb 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesPhotography, playing video games. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m12  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m15  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall17  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall19  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m21  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m22  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m22  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m26  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m27  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m28  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall31  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m17  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m25  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m30  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m30  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m34  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m38  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m38  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m40  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m41  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m42  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m42  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m44  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m45  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m46  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m46  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m50  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m62  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m65  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m79  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m92  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m92  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m98  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m99  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m104  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m106  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m106  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m106  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m108  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m110  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m135