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Ward Pétré


SportShort Track
Born30 Jan 1997 in Sint-Truiden 
OccupationAthlete, Coach
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationPhysical Education, Teaching - PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Hasselt, BEL
ResidenceHerk-de-Stad, BEL
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.073 09 Feb 2020 Dresden  
    1000m 1:23.827 14 Jan 2018 Dresden  
    1500m 2:17.002 07 Dec 2018 Almaty  
    3000m 5:08.872 11 Mar 2018  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    2000m Relay   1 1  
    5000m Relay   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIJsschaatsclub De Schaverdijn [YDS]: Hasselt, BEL  
Reason for choosing this sportHis skating coach introduced him to short track. "I was intrigued by the speed and the sound of the skaters pushing the ice."  
Name of coachIngmar van Riel [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating as a toddler, and took up short track at age eight with IJsschaatsclub De Schaverdijn [YDS] in Hasselt, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Celski, Hungarian short track skaters Sandor Liu Shaolin and Liu Shaoang, Dutch short track skater Sjinkie Knegt. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018, 08 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn December 2020 he fractured the fibula bone in his left leg, dislocated his left ankle and damaged ligaments after he was involved in a crash with national teammate Adriaan Dewagtere during a training session in Hasselt, Belgium. He underwent surgery and missed the remainder of the 2020/21 season. (, 10 Mar 2021, 20 Dec 2020; Instagram profile, 10 Jan 2021;, 19 Dec 2020;, 11 Dec 2020;, 11 Dec 2020)

He missed two months of the 2019/20 season due to a collarbone injury that required surgery. (, 16 Feb 2020;, 15 Dec 2019; Instagram profile, 09 Nov 2019)

In 2017 he tore a ligament in his right ankle. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just because you took longer than others, it doesn't mean you failed." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesMusic. (Instagram profile, 09 May 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2021/2022 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m9  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m12  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m15  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall16  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall18  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m19  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m21  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall24  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m24  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m25  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall26  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m26  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m26  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m27  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall28  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m29  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall30  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m30  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m31  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m35  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m37  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m38  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m38  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m41  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall44  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay12  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay13  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m17  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m24  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m26  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m27  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m27  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m27  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m28  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m28  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m28  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m29  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m29  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m29  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m31  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m33  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m34  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m34  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m34  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m34  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m36  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m36  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m36  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m37  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m38  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m39  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m41  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m41  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m43  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m43  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m47  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m56  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall57  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m60  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m61  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m65  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m68  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m70  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m74  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m75  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m82  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m84  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m84  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m97  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m97  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m98  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall97  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m100  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m107  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m108  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m109  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m115  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m119