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Sébastien Lepape


SportShort Track
Born04 Jul 1991 in Montivilliers 
ResidenceFont-Romeu, FRA
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationSport Studies - University of Perpignan: France
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.547 11 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:23.455 14 Jan 2018 Dresden  
    1500m 2:10.977 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:46.411 14 Dec 2013 Vaujany  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
European Championships
European Championships
    500m     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I had a friend who was into short track and he invited me to the rink to watch him train. Straight away, I thought it was an amazing sport. I gave it a go and I was instantly hooked, I just loved it. I didn't do any other sports after that, I just wanted to get better at racing."  
Club / TeamClub de Vitesse sur Glace du Havre [CVGH]: Le Havre, FRA  
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.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport at age 11 in Le Havre, France.  
Name of coachLudovic Mathieu [national], FRA  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 01 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesA broken rib meant he was unable to compete for a month in 2016. (, 16 Dec 2016)

A back injury forced him off the ice for a year in 2011. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
HobbiesTravelling. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in the 1500m B final at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)  
Most influential person in careerFrench short track skater Vincent Jeanne. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Michael Phelps, French swimmer Hugues Duboscq. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just because you're hurting doesn't mean you can't still win." (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m3  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m5  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m5  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m6  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall7  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall9  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m12  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall12  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m13  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall14  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall20  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m22  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m7  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay12  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m13  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m15  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m18  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m21  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m23  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m25  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m28  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m29  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m29  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m30  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m30  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m35  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m35  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m35  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m41  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m44  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m45  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m45  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m54  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m55  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m57  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m58  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m60  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m60  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m62  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m63  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m68  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m69  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m85  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m85  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m97  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m107