Print the Biography/Short

Michele Malfatti

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSITA13112199401
NOCItaly
Born31 Dec 1994 in  Trento
GenderMen
ResidenceSant'Orsola Terme, ITA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
Higher educationIndustrial Engineering - University of Trento: Italy
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.07 05 Mar 2016 Berlin  
    1000m 1:15.25 20 Feb 2016 Baselga di Piné  
    1500m 2:00.98 13 Nov 2011 Erfurt  
    1500m 1:48.72 03 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    5000m 6:20.40 09 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
    10000m 13:18.37 09 Feb 2019 Inzell  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/michele.malfatti.7  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1999 at a rink in Pergine Valsugana, Italy.  
Club / TeamSporting Club Pergine: Italy  
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father took him to an ice rink. "My cousin already skated. I tried it and immediately liked it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolSpanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe broke his left hand in June 2017 after he was involved in a bike accident. He was in a cast for a month. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018, 09 Nov 2017)

He broke his arm during a training camp at age 14. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 04 Dec 2015)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"A defeat is not the worst failure. Not having tried is the worst failure." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing third in team pursuit at the 2016 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and placing fourth in team pursuit at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 10000m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m17  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround21  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround22  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m39