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Thibault Métraux

Switzerland

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTSUI11001200201
NOCSwitzerland
Born10 Jan 2002
GenderMen
ResidenceLeysin, SUI
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesFrench
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 45.118 20 Oct 2018 Bormio  
    1000m 1:29.684 17 Nov 2019 Lausanne  
    1500m 2:21.946 19 Oct 2018 Bormio  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Thibault.Metraux.ShortTrack/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachEvita Krievane [club], LAT  
Training RegimeHe trains between seven and eight hours a day.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2015 in Leysin, Switzerland.  
Club / TeamLausanne Short Track: Switzerland  
Reason for choosing this sportHe played ice hockey from an early age, and discovered short track through a recruitment programme that was looking for young sporting prospects ahead of the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. "I received an email from my hockey coach. I went on to try the sport and I was hooked."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games in 2022 and 2026, and to become a physical education teacher. (Facebook page, 20 Sep 2021; vaudoisearena.ch, 10 Jan 2021)  
Awards and honoursIn 2019 he took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (24heures.ch, 18 Nov 2019; Instagram profile, 02 Oct 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. (vaudoisearena.ch, 10 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." [Michael Jordan] (Facebook profile, 13 Oct 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m26  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m27  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m27  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m30  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall31  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m32  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m32  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m35  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m36  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m36  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m36  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall37  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall37  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m37  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m40  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m40  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m41  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m44  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m61  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m66  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m67  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m69  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m77  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m79