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Fabio Francolini

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
NOCItaly
Born12 Aug 1986 in  Cantů
GenderMen
Marital status* unknown *
FamilySon Michele
ResidenceVaprio d'Adda, ITA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish
Higher educationParis-Sorbonne University: France
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.34 30 Dec 2011 Collalbo  
    1000m 1:15.14 15 Jan 2012 Collalbo  
    1500m 1:54.92 27 Dec 2015 Baselga di Piné  
    5000m 6:28.81 07 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    10000m 13:41.32 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/fabio.francolini86  
twitter.com/FabioFrancolini  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamAeronautica Militaire: Rome, ITA  
Reason for choosing this sportHe switched to speed skating because he had an ambition to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "I took a lot of satisfaction from [inline] skating, but I realised that I wanted something more from my sporting career. I had to take a different road to get there."  
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age five in Cantu, Italy. He took up speed skating in 2011 in Basselga di Pine, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete in the mass start at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (abvakwerkschaatsteam.nl, 20 May 2016)  
InjuriesHe broke his arm in 2001. (skatelog.com, 2004)

He once cut his shin with his blade and had to stop training for three weeks. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)
 
Other sportsHe has represented Italy in roller speed skating, winning four gold medals at the world championships between 2007 and 2012. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming a four-time world champion in inline skating, and winning silver in the mass start at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Maurizio Alessi. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolItalian road cyclist Marco Pantani, Italian football player Alessandro Del Piero. (pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 12 Feb 2017; Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The strongest doesn't always win." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesTechnology, shopping. (pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 12 Feb 2017)  
Other informationILLNESS
In December 2016 he was diagnosed with celiac disease, an inflammation of the small intestine due to gluten intolerance, and colitis, an inflammation of the colon. (Facebook page, 17 Jun 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall13  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps23  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall31  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall38