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Yekaterina Shikhova

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS22506198501
NOCRussia
Born25 Jun 1985 in  Kirov
GenderWomen
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Russian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.11 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.23 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:52.86 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:07.36 25 Nov 2012 Kolomna  
    5000m 7:16.48 17 Feb 2013 Hamar  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    1000m 1      
    1500m   1    
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportThe sport was popular in the city where she grew up, and she began skating with her older sister.  
Club / TeamCentral Sports Army Club [RUS] / St. Petersburg College of Olympic Reserve No.2 [RUS]:  
Name of coachKonstantin Poltavets [national], NED; Vera Bykova [personal], RUS; Valery Muratov [personal], RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age 10 in Kirov, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationMILESTONE
In 2013 she became the first female athlete from the Russian Federation to win a medal at the world allround championships since the break up of the Soviet Union. She claimed bronze in the small combination at the 2013 edition of the tournament in Hamar, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Aug 2017; kommersant.ru, 18 Feb 2013)
 
Awards and honoursShe received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation in recognition of her performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 24 Feb 2014)

In 2014 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 24 Feb 2014)
 
NicknamesKatya (kp.ru, 03 Feb 2010)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have patience." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Famous relativesHer mother Galina received the title of Master of Sport of International Class, and her father Vladimir held the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Soviet Union in speed skating. (Athlete's Mother, 11 Feb 2015)  
InjuriesShe missed the early part of the 2014/15 season due to a viral infection. She returned to training in December 2014. (allsportinfo.ru, 26 Dec 2014; ria.ru, 24 Oct 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 500m1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2010 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround8  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround9  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround10  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m20  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround23  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall24  
    2003/2004 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2002/2003 World Sprint Championships Overall28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Erfurt 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Sprint2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall5  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m6  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m6  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m7  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m10  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m10  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m13  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m22  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall22  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m24  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m30  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m32  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m32  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall31  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m34  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m35  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m35  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1000m36  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m40  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m41  
    2002/2003 World Cup 1000m44  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m45