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Germán Tirado


SportShort Track
Born20 Mar 1996 in Bucaramanga 
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.855 09 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:31.711 04 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    1500m 2:18.258 05 Feb 2017 Dresden  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHaving competed in roller speed skating in Colombia, he took up short track after visiting New Zealand in 2013. In 2015 he spent three months training with fellow Colombian short track skater Nicolas Laborde in Montreal, QC, Canada, before deciding to relocate there permanently. In 2019 he switched to long track speed skating. "I love it, skating on ice is a super cool experience."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up long track speed skating in 2019.  
Club / TeamGadbois: Montreal, QC, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Colombia in short track at World Cup events. He has also competed in roller speed skating at national level in Colombia. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2021;, 17 Mar 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother, his grandfather, and roller speed skating coach Johan Mellizo. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolColombian road cyclist Nairo Quintana. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep going, if it makes you happy." (Athlete, 04 Nov 2018)  
NicknamesGato [from the initials of his name]. (, 17 Mar 2017)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m38  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m40  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m45  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m46  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m47  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m58  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m66  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m69  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m77  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m84  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m119  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m128  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m134  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m159