Vincent De Haître

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Vincent De Haître
Personal information
Born (1994-06-16) June 16, 1994 (age 24)
Ottawa, Ontario
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
EducationUniversity of Calgary
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight86 kg (190 lb)[1]
Websitehttp://www.vincentdehaitre.com/
Sport
Country Canada
SportSpeed skating
Track cycling
Turned pro2013

Vincent De Haître (born June 16, 1994) is a Canadian dual sport athlete competing as both a speed skater and track cyclist who has been in sport since 2000.[2]

Career[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

D in speed skating competing in the Gloucester Concordes speed skating club. He looked up to fellow Olympian and Gloucester teammate Ivanie Blondin who would sometime compete at the club in her national attire to which De Haître looked at as inspiration.[3]

on a silver medal in the 3000 m relay at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.[4] He made his World Cup debut in 2013. De Haître qualified to compete for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, by winning the 1000 m event at the Canadian speed skating trials and finishing third in the 1500 m. Along with the 500 m race he set three personal bests by a significant margin to qualify.[5][6] De Haître was the youngest speed skater for team Canada at those games and surprised himself by qualifying, he said that he was looking at 2018 and not Sochi.[3]

Cycling[edit]

As a junior, he raced for the Ottawa Bicycle Club's Junior Team in both roads and track disciplines coached by Don Moxley, a team which produced several provincially and nationally successful junior cyclists. On the track he won the 1  km time trial at the 2013 Canadian Track Championships over Zachary Bell.[1][7]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

De Haître qualified to compete for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

He used to attend Béatrice-Desloges Catholic High School, a catholic French art high school during his 9th to 12th grade. He currently attends the University of Calgary where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree.[2] His hometown is Cumberland, Ontario.

Personal records[edit]

Distance Nation City Date Time[11]
500 meters  Canada Calgary January 5, 2018 35.90
1000 meters  Canada Calgary February 25, 2017 1:06.72
1500 meters  Canada Calgary December 3, 2017 1:43.13
3000 meters  Canada Calgary September 23, 2017 3:44.76
5000 meters  Canada Calgary March 17, 2017 6:39.86

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  2. ^ a b "Speed Skating – Biographies – Vincent De Haître". International Skating Union. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  3. ^ a b "Ottawa-raised speed skaters qualify for 1st Olympics together". CBC Sports. January 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Speed Skating Short Track – 3000m Relay Male
  5. ^ Speedskater Vincent De Haître hurries Olympic plan
  6. ^ Speed skater Vincent De Haître qualifies for Olympics
  7. ^ "De Haître, 19, qualifies for Olympics ahead of schedule in long-track speedskating". Ottawa Citizen. January 26, 2014.
  8. ^ Harrison, Doug (10 January 2018). "Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin front Canada's Olympic long track team". www.cbc.ca/sports/. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ Spencer, Donna (10 January 2018). "Speed skater Denny Morrison and 'guardian angel' wife both headed to Olympics". Canadian Press. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Canadian long track speed skating team named for PyeongChang 2018". www.speedskating.ca/. Speed Skating Canada. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  11. ^ Vincent De Haître at speedskatingresults.com