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Davide Ghiotto

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSITA10312199301
NOCItaly
Born03 Dec 1993 in  Vicenza
GenderMen
Higher educationPhilosophy - University of Trento: Italy
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
OccupationPolice Athlete
FamilyWife Susy, son Filippo
ResidenceVicenza, ITA
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.52 09 Mar 2024 Inzell  
    1000m 1:15.36 22 Feb 2015 Inzell  
    1500m 1:45.93 10 Mar 2024 Inzell  
    5000m 6:04.23 28 Jan 2024 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:38.82 18 Feb 2024 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    10000m     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m   2    
    10000m 2      
    Team Pursuit 1      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    5000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamGS Fiamme Gialle: Predazzo, ITA  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented Italy in roller speed skating at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Nov 2018; mundopatin.com, 13 Mar 2016)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023)  
Hero / IdolSwiss road cyclist Fabian Cancellara. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up roller speed skating at age seven. He switched to ice speed skating in 2013 in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always give the best of yourself." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe talks to his skates before he competes. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/davide.ghiotto.79  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSpending time with his son. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 10,000m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and claiming gold in the same event at the 2023 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 12 Dec 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains for between 25 and 30 hours each week.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father Federico Ghiotto was a professional cyclist. He finished in second place at the 1991 Tirreno-Adriatico. His brother Manuel is also a speed skater. He has represented Italy at the junior world championships and at the inline skating world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Oct 2023; olympics.com, 02 Mar 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (oasport.it, 06 Mar 2023)  
Awards and honoursIn 2022 he was named an Honorary Citizen of the municipality of Baselga di Pine, Italy. (davideghiotto.com, 02 Jun 2022)  
MilestonesHe became the first speed skater representing Italy to win gold at the world single distances championships by claiming the 10,000m title at the 2023 edition of the tournament in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Oct 2023; eurosport.it, 05 Mar 2023)  
Other informationSTUDYING PHILOSOPHY
He has a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento in Italy. "I wanted to study something exciting and philosophy was the right choice. In all these years it has helped me to develop a passion to overcome challenges and to have fun during training camps." (olympics.com, 02 Mar 2023)
 
Social Media
Social Media
davideghiotto.com/  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit1  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2023/2024 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit2  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships 10000m3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit3  
    2022 Olympic Games 10000m3  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2022/2023 European Allround Championships Allround4  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit4  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 10000m4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2023/2024 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 10000m6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 10000m6  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit7  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m8  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2018 Olympic Games 10000m12  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround17  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m19  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround23  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m1  
    2023/2024 Stavanger 10000m1  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 10000m1  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 5000m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m2  
    2023/2024 Obihiro Team Pursuit2  
    2023/2024 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit2  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 5000m2  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC 5000m2  
    2022/2023 Stavanger 5000m2  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m2  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB 5000m2  
    2023/2024 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m2  
    2023/2024 Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit3  
    2021/2022 Heerenveen 5000m3  
    2023/2024 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 5000m3  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 5000m3  
    2021/2022 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m4  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 5000m4  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m12  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m13  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m17  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m50