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Diané Sellier


SportShort Track
Born29 Jul 2001
ResidenceGdansk, POL
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.148 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.252 11 Feb 2023 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:14.509 25 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    3000m 5:18.169 16 Dec 2017 Nantes  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    2000m Relay   1    
    5000m Relay     2  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamGKS Stoczniowiec Gdansk: Poland  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age six in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe required surgery after fracturing the humerus bone in his arm in 2018. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

He broke his right tibia in 2015. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

In 2014 he sustained a fibula-tibia fracture in his right leg. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)

He sprained his left knee in 2010. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning two medals at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival in Erzurum, Turkiye. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I began by chance. I love competition, speed, and tactics."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachGregory Durand [national], FRA; Urszula Kaminska [national], POL  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"I jump on the track to win." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Other informationDIFFICULT TIMES
He made his World Cup debut for France as an 18 year old in 2019, but the following year he began struggling with his mental health. The main issue was that the training base of the French short track team was in the Pyrenees, almost 900 kilometres away from his hometown, and he considered quitting the sport. "I didn't feel happy. I had no contact with my family and friends, which is an important element in growing up. Especially since I left them at the age of 14. And there was often no time to go home. I tried a lot of things to be able to continue but none worked. At some point I decided to stop skating because it did not make me happy." (, 12 Oct 2021)

He began representing Poland in 2021 after he was invited to start training in Poland by coach Gregory Durand, who previously worked with the French short track team. Durand had trained Sellier as a junior, and made the proposal after hearing that he was close to quitting the sport. "I came because I knew I could trust [Durand], and here everyone received me very well. I felt at home. I didn't come here to change colours. I wanted to represent France. [But] as days went by it started to change. Finally, I talked about it with the coaches and they responded enthusiastically to my questions and tried to help find the best solution. Then we started talks with the Polish Speed Skating Association. I feel really great in Poland. I have great people around me." (, 16 Jan 2023;, 12 Oct 2021)
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 16 Jan 2023)  
MilestonesHe and teammates Pawel Adamski, Michal Niewinski and Lukasz Kuczynski became the first male short track skaters representing Poland to win a medal at the European championships when they claimed bronze in the 5000m relay at the 2023 edition of the tournament in Gdansk, Poland. (, 15 Jan 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Oct 2023)

His victory in the 500m at the 2022 World Cup event in Almaty, Kazakhstan, made him the first male short track skater representing Poland to win gold at a World Cup event. (, 15 Jan 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Oct 2023)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m4  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m4  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m4  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m6  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m6  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m7  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m11  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m11  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m22  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m23  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall26  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m30  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m31  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m56  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m5  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m8  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m9  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay11  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m12  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m14  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall15  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m16  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay16  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m17  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m18  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m19  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m24  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m26  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m28  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m28  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall32  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m42  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m68  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m85