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Gert-Jan Goeminne


SportShort Track
Born08 May 1995 in Wilrijk 
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationBiology - University of Antwerp: Belgium
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.594 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:25.297 26 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:15.738 13 Feb 2015 Erzurum  
    3000m 5:06.260 21 Nov 2015 Bruges  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIce Racing Team Antarctica [IRTA]: Wilrijk, BEL  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn February 2020 he returned to competition after 18 months out due to a series of issues. He struggled with an abdominal problem and underwent iliac artery surgery in July 2019. He also contracted malaria during a student trip to Kenya. He made his return to the ice at the 2020 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (, 16 Feb 2020, 07 Feb 2020; Facebook page, 07 Feb 2020)

A back injury meant he missed the 2016 World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (, 28 Feb 2016)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I wanted to skate faster than my sister."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis physios. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolFrench short track skater Thibaut Fauconnet. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age seven in Wilrijk, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m15  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m16  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall18  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m19  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall21  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m22  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m22  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m25  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m30  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall31  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m34  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m18  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m25  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m25  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m25  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m27  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m29  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m33  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m35  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m41  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m43  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m48  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m51  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m52  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m54  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m54  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m55  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m58  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m61  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m69  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m71  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m71  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m73  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m91  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m103  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m103  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m132