“My two older brothers skated (rollerblades), so from a young age I was completely immersed in the world. The track at my club ZRC Zandvoorde is barely five hundred meters from our house.”
Sandrine Tas was born September 7th, 1995 in Oostende and began her skating career on inline skates where she quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Her exceptional speed and agility earned her numerous titles and awards, including several national championships. Winning an individual bronze at her first European Championship at thirteen-years-old was the moment she realized her talent.
“In the junior category, I won something at every championship, with my four world titles at the junior World Championships in Rosario as the absolute highlight.”
In 2015 she became World Champion in the 1000 meters and the marathon (inline skating). In 2015, 2019 and 2021 she won the Berlin Marathon as well as six medals at the World Games in Poland.
Her success on the inline skating circuit – which also included 17 European titles between 2015 and 2019 – soon caught the attention of speed skating coaches, who saw her potential to excel in the sport.
In no time, Sandrine Tas made the transition to speed skating and once again, she proved to be a natural. With her speed, endurance, and technical skill, she quickly became one of the top speed skaters in Belgium. She has participated in numerous international competitions, representing her country on ice and earning several medals and awards along the way.
Just before the Olympic season (summer 2021), Sandrine received her Master of Science in Bioscience engineering (food science and nutrition) at the university of Ghent.
Her dedication, hard work, and achievements make her a true source of inspiration to many. In the 2022/2023 season, Sandrine skated the 1500m, 3000m and Mass Start at all World Cups, with multiple top ten finishes and Personal Bests. Having stepped on ice for the first time 5 years ago, Sandrine Tas is only just getting started!