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Joel Dufter


SportShort Track
Born18 Mar 1995 in Traunstein 
ResidenceInzell, GER
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.866 22 Mar 2014 Sofia  
    1000m 1:30.631 04 Nov 2012 Dresden  
    1500m 2:23.839 04 Feb 2012 Dresden  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportSkating is popular in the area of Germany where he grew up and he liked the speed. He played ice hockey before moving on to short track and then speed skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2009 in Inzell, Germany.  
Club / TeamDEC Inzell: Germany  
Name of coachAndreas Kraus [club], GER  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Germany in short track, and was part of the team that finished eighth in the 3000m relay at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Oct 2017)  
Famous relativesHis older sister Roxanne represented Germany in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. His father played ice hockey at club level in the German second tier. (, 13 Mar 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 02 Dec 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolCanadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard or go home." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing in second place in the team sprint at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe ruptured an adductor muscle in 2015. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesMountain biking. (, 13 Mar 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 10 Feb 2021)  
Other informationNORWEGIAN STINT
In mid-2021 he spent time training with the Norwegian national speed skating team and their Canadian coach Jeremy Wotherspoon as part of his preparations for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. "In Norway, the training sessions are intensive, but shorter than here in Germany, for example." (, 03 Nov 2021, 18 May 2021; Instagram profile, 10 Jul 2021, 05 Aug 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall41