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Veronique Pierron


SportShort Track
Born22 Jul 1989 in Sedan 
ResidenceReims, FRA
Higher educationBusiness, Management - Reims Management School: France
LanguagesEnglish, French
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.148 10 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:29.080 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:20.216 15 Feb 2014 Sochi  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe underwent right knee surgery in May 2019. (, 25 May 2020; Instagram profile, 10 May 2019)

She sustained an injury to the cruciate ligament in her knee in March 2012 and was out of action until September 2013. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015;, 07 Feb 2014)

She fractured vertebrae in her back after falling at the 2010 World Cup event in Quebec, QC, Canada. The extent of her injuries was only discovered after she had returned to France. She spent eight weeks in a body brace and did not compete again until October 2011. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2018;, 22 Nov 2011;, 13 Oct 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Charleville-Mezieres, France.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesVeve (, 13 Mar 2015)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesFood, shopping. (Twitter profile, 05 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"What does not kill you makes you stronger." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive short track in May 2020. She said she would stay involved in the sport by mentoring young short track skaters in France. "My heart, head and body tell me it's time to do something new. And so, I decided to retire from top-level short track. I always wanted to decide myself when to stop my career so I would have no regrets. Skating is my whole life. It made me who I am today and will always be something that fascinates me. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had in my long career. Now it is my turn to pass on all the experience ??that I have acquired. It is therefore with pleasure that I will take care of young athletes in the national set-up as well as within the Reims Speed Skating Club." (, 25 May 2020; Instagram profile, 25 May 2020)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportPreviously involved in roller speed skating, she was then invited to take part in a short track competition. She enjoyed the sensation of speed and adrenaline on the ice and also liked the relays.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerItalian short track skater Arianna Fontana. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolFrench cyclist Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing third in the 1000m at the 2018 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall6  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall6  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m6  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m7  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m7  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall8  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m10  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m11  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall11  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m12  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m12  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall13  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall13  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m13  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m13  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m13  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall14  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall14  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m14  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m14  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall16  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m16  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall17  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall18  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m18  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall18  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m18  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m19  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m19  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m20  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m20  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m22  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall22  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m23  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall25  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m25  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall26  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m29  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m31  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall31  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall33  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m35  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m40  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall41  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m48  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay6  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m7  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay12  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m13  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m13  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m13  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m14  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m16  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m16  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m17  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m17  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m17  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m21  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m23  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m33  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m34  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 500m34  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m39  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m44  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m45  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m50  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m51  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m56  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m60  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m62  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m74  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m80