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Xandra Velzeboer

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED20709200101
NOCNetherlands
Born07 Sep 2001 in Culemborg 
GenderWomen
ResidenceCulemborg, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch
Higher educationLife Science - University of Groningen: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.988 05 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:28.728 06 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:24.561 13 Sep 2019 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1 1    
    3000m Relay 1      
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    500m     1  
    3000m Relay   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/xandra.velzeboer  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSchaats Team Brabant: 's-Hertogenbosch, NED  
Reason for choosing this sport"I used to do inline skating and I enjoyed doing it but at some point I chose short track. Speed skating is so boring. It is really all about that the fastest time. Short track is about passing, tactics. That is just a lot more fun to do."  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight at the Sportium ice rink in Den Bosch, Netherlands.  
Training RegimeShe has five training sessions on the ice each week, as well as five strength sessions.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesXannie (schaatsen.nl, 22 Jul 2020)  
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2017/18 Talent of the Season by the Royal Dutch Skating Federation [KNSB]. (schaatsen.nl, 15 Sep 2018)  
Famous relativesHer father Marc and her aunts Monique and Simone represented the Netherlands in short track at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville. Her sister Michelle has also competed in the sport and won a silver medal in the 500m at the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jan 2021; schaatsen.nl, 11 Feb 2019, 15 Sep 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall5  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m6  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall6  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m6  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m7  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m7  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m9  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m9  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m11  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m11  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m13  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m17  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m31  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m43