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Hanne Desmet


SportShort Track
Born26 Oct 1996 in Wilrijk 
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationBusiness, Engineering - University of Hasselt: Belgium
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.796 12 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:29.419 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:20.883 30 Jan 2016 Sofia  
    3000m 5:07.438 13 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIce Racing Team Antarctica [IRTA]: Antwerp, BEL  
Name of coachPieter Gysel [national], BEL  
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed her brother into the sport. "My brother always wanted to skate. When I was 11 years old, I followed him and skating did not let us go."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age 11 with the Ice Racing Team Antarctica club in Wilrijk, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fourth in the 1500m at the 2017 World Cup event in Minsk, Belarus, and placing 13th in the 1000m at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't worry, be happy." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Famous relativesHer younger brother Stijn has represented Belgium in short track. He placed 14th in the 1000m at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Nov 2018;, 25 Feb 2016)  
Awards and honoursShe received the 2015 Sports Merit Trophy in Wilrijk, Belgium. (, 25 Feb 2016)  
InjuriesShe broke her collarbone in 2016 and missed the start of the 2016/17 season. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019;, 09 Mar 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m4  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m4  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m5  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m5  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall10  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m11  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m13  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m13  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m13  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m14  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m15  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m15  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall15  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall17  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m18  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall18  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m19  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m21  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m22  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall23  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m24  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m25  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall25  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m26  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m26  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall26  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m27  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m9  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m9  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m11  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m15  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m20  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m20  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m24  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m27  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m30  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m31  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m34  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m35  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m37  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m44  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m49  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m51  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m67