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Patrick Beckert (born 17 April 1990) is a German Olympic speed skater.

Patrick Beckert
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Personal information
Born (1990-04-17) 17 April 1990 (age 28)
Erfurt, East Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
SportSpeed skating
ClubESC Erfurt, Erfurt

He finished in 22nd place in the 5000 m at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He missed one race because he turned off his mobile phone – he was a fourth alternate for that race and neither he nor the German team manager thought he would be selected. The Olympic organizers tried to call him after a skater withdrew one hour before the race, and they failed to reach the three other alternates.[1]

His mother and five brothers and sisters all did speed skating.[2] One of his sisters, Stephanie, won three medals at the 2010 Games.[3]


  1. ^ Chase, Chris (2010-02-25). "German speedskater misses race because of turned-off cell phone". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo Inc. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  2. ^ Peter Ahrens (February 2010) Eisschnellläuferin Stephanie Beckert: Gundas stille Teilhaberin.
  3. ^ Patrick Beckert.