Felix Rijhnen is a successful athlete who has made a name for himself in both inline and long track skating. He was born on July 9, 1990, in Darmstadt, Germany, and from an early age, he showed a strong interest in sports.
Rijhnen’s achievements as an inline skater are impressive. He is a two-time world champion and has won multiple medals at the World Championships and World Cup events. His success on the track earned him a reputation as one of the best inline skaters in the world.
In 2017, Rijhnen made the switch to long track speed skating, and he quickly found success in this discipline as well. He competed in the 5-kilometer event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he finished thirteenth with a time of 6:19.86. He also won the mass start at the World Cup in Stavanger on November 13, 2022.
“Standing at the start line of my first race at the Olympic Games was overwhelming. It’s been quite a ride to get to this point!”
Rijhnen’s transition from inline to long track skating was not easy, but his experience as an inline skater gave him a strong foundation in the sport. His exceptional speed, endurance, and technical skills have helped him become one of the top long track skaters in Germany. Rijhnen is known for his Mass Start break aways which leaves viewers on the edge of their seat!