Born on February 27, 1986, in Zwolle, Netherlands, Michel has made a name for himself on both wheels and blades.
Michel won several medals at the European inline championships as well as multiple World Championship medals in 2011, 2012 and 2014. During that time, he also competed on ice, becoming one of the fastest sprinters of all time.
During the 2013 World Sprint Championships, in Salt Lake City, Michel Mulder became world champion in a world record point total (136.790). A year later he successfully defended his title in Nagano and skated a world record on a low-land rink.
2014 was the highlight of Michel’s career. His aim of becoming the best in both ice skating and inline skating in the same year might have been ambitious but he can proudly say he achieved this goal. Michel won Olympic gold on the 500m and bronze on the 1.000 at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, he became World Champion as well as winning the World Championships inline.
Michel’s success was a culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Following his retirement from competitive speed skating in 2020, Michel obtained his Master in Coaching from the Johan Cruyff Institute in 2022. Not only has Michel has remained involved in the sport world, he has also pursued endeavours out of sport featuring on the “Secret Duets” and participating in the Passion.
Michel’s achievements in (speed) skating have cemented his place as one of the greatest Dutch athletes of all time. His dedication to the sport and commitment to excellence serve as an inspiration to athletes and we are proud that he is part of Team Novus.