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Luca Spechenhauser


SportShort Track
Born14 Dec 2000 in Bormio 
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
OccupationPolice Athlete
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.147 30 Sep 2022 Bormio  
    1000m 1:21.907 10 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1500m 2:12.553 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    3000m 5:21.558 24 Feb 2019 Courmayeur  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m     1  
    5000m Relay   1 1  
European Championships
European Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
    5000m Relay   2    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCS Carabinieri: Italy  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe sustained a minor injury to his right ankle in 2017. (, 17 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis sister Anna has competed in short track at junior national level in Italy. (, 20 Oct 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaggie Qi [national], CHN  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Be strong when you are weak, be brave when you are scared, be humble when you are victorious." (Instagram profile, 26 Mar 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe listens to the same song before every race. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis father is a speed skating coach but he first tried cross-country skiing before following his sister into short track after being inspired to do so by watching the 2010 World Team Championships in Bormio, Italy. "The adrenaline and speed are my favourite things about the sport."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerItalian short track skater Yuri Confortola. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolPortuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age 10 in Bormio, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSkiing. (Fondo Italia YouTube channel, 01 Feb 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m4  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m5  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m5  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m6  
    2023/2024 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m7  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m7  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall10  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m11  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m12  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m12  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall14  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay16  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m21  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m21  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m21  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m21  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m22  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m31  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m31  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall31  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m32  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m40  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m41  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2023/2024 Seoul 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m10  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m14  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m18  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m20  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m20  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m22  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m22  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m22  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m22  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m32  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall37  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m39  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m99