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Christopher Fiola

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN12209199601
NOCCanada
Born22 Sep 1996 in  Montreal
GenderMen
ResidenceQuebec, QC, CAN
OccupationStudent
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationComputer Science - Athabasca University: Canada
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.55 04 Jan 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.47 18 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:46.24 19 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:38.47 17 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 14:42.07 15 Mar 2014 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ChristopherFiola  
twitter.com/chrisfiola  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportInitially a short track skater on the ice, he switched to speed skating after injuries left his ankles too weak to support his weight on a tighter short track oval.  
Name of coachGregor Jelonek [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four in Montreal, QC, Canada. He took up speed skating in 2013.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS inline skater and speed skater Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesPlaying the guitar, camping. (olympic.ca, 13 Jul 2015)  
InjuriesIn 2012 he broke his right leg while competing in short track. Three days after he had fully recovered, he fractured his left leg while participating in an inline skating marathon. He was out of action for one year. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018; olympic.ca, 13 Jul 2015)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe has a 'Flash Gordon' t-shirt for good luck. (olympic.ca, 13 Jul 2015)  
Other sportsHe represented Canada in inline skating at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. He was ranked eighth in both the 500m sprint and the 200m time trial. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Nov 2016; speedskating.ca, 22 Oct 2016)  
NicknamesChris (Twitter profile, 19 Nov 2016)  
Most influential person in careerUS inline skater and speed skater Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m27  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m56