Kim Meylemans

Kim Meylemans (born 7 March 1996) is a German-born Belgian skeleton racer who competes on the Skeleton World Cup. After starting out in football,[1] she began competing in skeleton in 2009 and was selected to the German national team in 2013. In the 2014–15 season, she moved to the Belgian national team.[2] She is coached by Fernando Oliva (personal coach) and Martin Rettl (team coach), and rides a Schneider sled.[1]

Kim Meylemans
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Meylemans at Altenberg World Cup race in 2019
Personal information
NationalityBelgian
Born (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 26)
Lamerdingen, Germany
Sport
Country Belgium
SportSkeleton
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals14th (Pyeongchang 2018)

Notable resultsEdit

Meylemans finished in fifth place at the IBSF World Championships 2017 in Königssee, and placed 14th in the 2016 championships at Igls. In the 2017 European championships, Meylemans finished 9th. Her best finish on the World Cup circuit was 5th place at Whistler in 2017.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Meylemans is in a relationship with fellow skeleton racer Nicole Silveira.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kim Meylemans". International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  2. ^ a b Stahlhacke, Angela (13 December 2017). "Media Guide Athletes: Skeleton — Innsbruck (AUT)" (PDF). International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  3. ^ "These 2 out Olympians are dating, and getting ready to compete against one another in Beijing". Outsports. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 11 February 2022.

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