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William Dandjinou


SportShort Track
Born01 Oct 2001 in Sherbrooke 
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationScience - Maisonneuve College: Montreal, QC, CAN
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.829 15 Mar 2024 Rotterdam  
    1000m 1:23.59 20 Oct 2023 Montreal  
    1500m 2:11.460 10 Feb 2024 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSebastien Cros [national], FRA  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementMaking his World Cup debut during the 2019/20 season, and winning three gold medals and two silver medals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. (, 07 Dec 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I wanted to go far in the sport because I liked it. Things started coming together when I was training at Laval Regional Short Track Centre. At that point, I really started to see that I had the potential to go further."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCanadian speed skater and short track skater Olivier Jean. "He went to college and had a great career both in skating and in school. We call each other often and he gives me advice. He's almost a mentor to me." (, 07 Dec 2020)  
Awards and honoursHe was named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year for 2019/20 by the Quebec Speed Skating Federation [FPVQ] in Canada. (, 29 Dec 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, QC, Canada.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at about age six. His first skating club was CPV Montreal St-Michel in Quebec, Canada, before he moved on to train at the nearby Laval Regional Short Track Centre [CRCP].  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"It is a sport which is very tactical and competitive. You have to be able to challenge yourself to beat the opponents who are all around you on the track." (, 07 Dec 2020)  
Other informationHEIGHT
At more than 190 centimetres tall, he does not see his height as a drawback in short track. "My big advantage - and that I learned to do so at a young age - is that I skate low for my height. Being tall is only a disadvantage if you don't use your leg length. Since I skate low, sometimes lower than people who are actually shorter than me, it allows me to add a lot of range of motion." (, 10 Jan 2020)
HobbiesCycling, basketball, reading, playing chess. (, 01 Jan 2022)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater and short track skater Olivier Jean. (, 01 Jan 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 1000m1  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m1  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 1000m3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m11  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m17  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m20  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m20  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m21  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m23  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Seoul 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m1  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Seoul 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall3  
    2023/2024 Beijing 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m4  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m13  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m14  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m28  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m28  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall33  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m46  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m59  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m65  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m74  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m83  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m102