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Rino Vanhooren


SportShort Track
Born28 Oct 1996 in Bruges 
ResidenceOstend, BEL
Higher educationCommunications, Marketing - VIVES Kortrijk: Belgium
LanguagesDutch, English, French, German
FamilyPartner Alexandra Danneel
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.118 03 Feb 2023 Dresden  
    1000m 1:24.753 07 Feb 2020 Dresden  
    1500m 2:18.105 13 Feb 2016 Dordrecht  
    3000m 5:10.182 11 Mar 2018 Senec  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2022; Instagram profile, 22 Aug 2022;, 01 Jan 2015)  
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]  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing second in the B final of the 1500m at the 2023 European Championships in Gdansk, Poland. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerBelgian short track skaters Hanne Desmet and Stijn Desmet. "They are our leading skaters and the best teammates we could wish for. Even though we train separately, Stijn is the best teammate to all of us. He tries really hard to help us with our technique and our mental wellbeing. He's our leading athlete and so much more." (Athlete, 12 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPhotography, cooking. (KBSF Facebook page, 08 Oct 2023; Athlete, 12 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolFrench short track skater Sebastien Lepape. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo finish on the podium in the mixed 2000m relay and men's 5000m relay at the European championships. (Athlete, 12 Feb 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep doing something as long as you have passion for it." (Athlete, 12 Feb 2023)  
InjuriesIn February 2023 he was troubled by a recurring back injury. (Instagram profile, 11 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    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  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay11  
    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 500m22  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m22  
    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
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m17  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m25  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m26  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m28  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m30  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m30  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m34  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m34  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m38  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m38  
    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 Classification 1000m45  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m46  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m46  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall61  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m62  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m65  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m79  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m92  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m92  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m98  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m99  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m104  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m106  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m106  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m106  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m108  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m110  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m135