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Thibaut Fauconnet


SportShort Track
Born23 Apr 1985 in Dijon 
ResidenceFont-Romeu, FRA
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
Higher educationAgricultural Studies, Nutrition, Sport Management - University of Perpignan: France
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.622 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.187 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:12.049 10 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    3000m 4:49.585 24 Jan 2010 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    5000m Relay   2 4  
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSpeedy on Ice Dijon: France  
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents wanted me to do a sport and seeing as I liked going to the ice rink and skating, I thought why not give it a try. But I was horrible in the beginning. I fell over all the time. It's funny, I have progressed from someone who could not even qualify for the French national championships, to a skater capable of winning everything."  
Name of coachLudovic Mathieu [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1992 in Dijon, France.  
Training RegimeHe trains for up to 15 hours a week on the ice at the National Centre of Altitude Training [CNEA] in Font-Romeu, France. He also spends up to 10 hours a week in the gym.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolFrench short track skater Maxime Chataignier, Equatorial Guinean swimmer Eric 'The Eel' Moussambani, French speed skater Pascal Briand. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesMountaineering. (Facebook page, 08 Apr 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented France in roller speed skating, finishing 15th in the road marathon at the 2017 World Cup event in Dijon France. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Oct 2017;, 13 Jun 2017)  
Other informationSUSPENSION
He returned a positive sample for the banned substance tuaminoheptane, a nasal decongestant, following the Chinese leg of the World Cup in December 2010. The French Ice Sports Federation [FFSG] said the nasal drops were prescribed by his own doctor without the appropriate authorisation for therapeutic use. In October 2011 he was suspended for 18 months by the International Skating Union [ISU]. He admitted negligence on his part but claimed the penalty was disproportionate to his mistake, and launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS]. The ban was temporarily lifted in November 2011, allowing him to compete in the 2011/12 season. However, in May 2012 CAS upheld the initial suspension, invalidating his results from December 2010. The ISU wanted to have the ban run until October 2012 but CAS ruled that the suspension came into effect in December 2010, allowing him to return to competition in June 2012. (, 27 Jun 2012;, 14 Jun 2012;, 22 Oct 2011;, 21 Oct 2011)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall2  
    2005/2006 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2007/2008 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2002/2003 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall4  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m4  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall4  
    2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m5  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m5  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m5  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m6  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m6  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m7  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m7  
    2004/2005 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall8  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall8  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall9  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall9  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m10  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall10  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m11  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m11  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall12  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m12  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall12  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall13  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall13  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m13  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall15  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m15  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m16  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m17  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall18  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m18  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m19  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m19  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m20  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m21  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m22  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m22  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall23  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m23  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m23  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m24  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m25  
    2004/2005 European Championships Overall26  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m26  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m27  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall28  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m30  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall32  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall36  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m54  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m54  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m5  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m7  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m7  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m10  
    2005/2006 World Cup Overall10  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m10  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay12  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m13  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m13  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m14  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m16  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m20  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m27  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m27  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m27  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m28  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m32  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m34  
    2004/2005 World Cup Overall35  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m37  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m38  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m40  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m47  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m48  
    2003/2004 World Cup Overall49  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m51  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m51  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m53  
    2002/2003 World Cup 500m53  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1500m54  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m55  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1000m56  
    2002/2003 World Cup Overall56  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m58  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m63  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m65  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m68