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Bram Steenaart

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED12604200001
NOCNetherlands
Born26 Apr 2000 in Utrecht 
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationLaw - Utrecht University: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.130 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.765 13 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:14.755 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.bramsteenaart.nl  
www.facebook.com/bram.steenaart  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was introduced to short track by a friend. "I used to want to become a professional footballer. The choice was not so difficult. In football, I could never have further achievements. Short track is a tough sport, that's what I like about it. It is man-to-man, in contrast to speed skating where time is leading. In short track you fight for your place and you want to do that as well as possible."  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
Training RegimeHe has up to 11 training sessions a week.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in Maartensdijk, Netherlands, and began competing at national events in 2007.  
Club / TeamSchaatsvereniging Utrecht [SVU]: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn August 2021 he broke his ankle during the first session of a training camp in Courmayeur, Italy. (schaatsen.nl, 29 Aug 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (dub.uu.nl, 22 Feb 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Sport gives me energy and satisfaction. With sport I can demand the maximum from myself, so it creates challenges." (nationalesportweek.nl, 29 Jul 2019)  
Other informationEDUCATION
In 2018 he began studying law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. "Being in college puts everything into perspective a bit. If I only focused on skating, I would go crazy. I think it is also important to hang out with 'normal' or non-sports people." (dub.uu.nl, 22 Feb 2019; Facebook profile, 14 Nov 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m13  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m18  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m25  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m22  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m31  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m42  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m57  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m65  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m126