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Konstantin Nikitin

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS10609199301
NOCRussia
Born06 Sep 1993
GenderMen
ResidenceChelyabinsk, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesRussian
Higher educationCoaching, Teaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.78 08 Dec 2012 Inzell  
    500m 36.29 03 Mar 2012 Obihiro  
    1000m 1:11.68 03 Mar 2012 Obihiro  
    1500m 1:49.34 14 Feb 2012 Kolomna  
    1500m 1:52.30 02 Mar 2012 Obihiro  
    1500m 1:52.30 04 Mar 2012 Obihiro  
    5000m 6:47.81 12 Mar 2012 Chelyabinsk  
Social Media
Social Media
vk.com/nikitinspeedskating  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamYouth Sports School of Olympic Reserve named after Lidia Skoblikova: Chelyabinsk, RUS  
Reason for choosing this sportA speed skating coach came to his school and invited students to take up the sport.  
Name of coachVladimir Belov, RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began training when he was in the fifth grade at school in Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesKostya (mediazavod.ru, 07 Apr 2011)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Skating is a very complicated, multi-faceted process. It may look simple but if you get into the details, it's impossible not to grow fond of it. The main thing is that there is no limit to perfection, and it's necessary to constantly look for a new approach to training and to yourself. I like to overcome difficulties. Therefore, skating is my life." (youngstars.ru, 06 Sep 2013)  
Other informationPOST-OLYMPIC PAUSE
He gave up the sport for a year after he was not selected for the Russian team ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. "The rest was useful for me. It was necessary, both mentally and physically." (mediazavod.ru, 31 Oct 2015)

LOYAL STUDENT
He has been training under coach Vladimir Belov since third grade, a year after he began speed skating. He began training under a different coach at a different club, but switched to Belov and his current club when his original coach left to work in Germany. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015; mediazavod.ru, 07 Apr 2011)
 
Hero / IdolRussian speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games, and to set a world record during his career. (youngstars.ru, 06 Sep 2013)  
Awards and honoursHe holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (mediazavod.ru, 31 Oct 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at World Cup events. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis coach. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
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