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Mathias Vosté


SportShort Track
Born20 May 1994 in Bruges 
ResidenceNijeholtwolde, NED
Higher educationElectrical Engineering - KHBO Oostende: Belgium
LanguagesDutch, English, French
FamilyPartner Angela Dijkstra
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.406 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:25.795 25 Jan 2015 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:17.227 13 Mar 2015 Moscow  
    3000m 5:19.010 22 Feb 2014 Bruges  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamBoudewijnpark Shorttrack Club [BSC]: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsIn addition to speed skating, he has represented Belgium in both roller speed skating and short track. He claimed gold in roller speed skating at the European championships in 2017 and 2018. In short track, he competed at the world championships in 2013 and 2015. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Nov 2022;, 05 Aug 2009)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skaters Kai Verbij and Michel Mulder. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursHe was voted the 2011 Sportsman of the Year in Bruges, Belgium. (, 2012)  
InjuriesHe tore his groin during a training session in January 2021. He was sidelined for the remainder of the 2020/21 season and returned to competition in October 2021 at an event in Inzell, Germany. The injury affected his performance at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 09 Jul 2022, 15 Sep 2021; Instagram profile, 09 Oct 2021)

He was unable to compete in the 2014 Belgian Championships after fracturing his kneecap. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018;, 06 Apr 2014)

His training was restricted for a month after he injured his shoulder in 2012. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)

He broke his collarbone at age 10. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachDaniel Greig [personal], AUS  
General Interest
General Interest
He decided to switch from short track to speed skating ahead of the 2015/16 season. His initial plan was to focus on mass start competitions. "That event appeals but I really don't know what distance is best for me." (, 14 Sep 2015)

He has served as a volunteer short track coach for young skaters at the Shorttrack Club Thialf in the Netherlands. He has also worked part-time at a kitchen installation company. (, 20 Oct 2022;, 10 Oct 2022)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was encouraged to try the sport by a member of his family. "I went once and I wanted more so I started ice skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 13 Oct 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track at age six, and switched to speed skating at age 20 in Bruges, Belgium.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard and have fun." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesMountain biking. (, 09 Jun 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall17  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall18  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall22  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m27  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m27  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m28  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall31  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall32  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m33  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m33  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall34  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m34  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m19  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m20  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m21  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m31  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m56  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m59  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m60  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m62  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m85  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m93  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m94  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m113