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Roman Krech


SportSpeed Skating
Born14 Jul 1989 in  Petropavlovsk
Higher educationCoaching, Teaching - North Kazakhstan State University: Petropavl, KAZ
LanguagesRussian, English
ResidencePetropavl, KAZ
FamilyWife Victoria, one daughter [2015]
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.21 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.21 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:51.57 21 Oct 2009 Chelyabinsk  
    5000m 7:21.79 23 Feb 2008 Changchun  
    5000m 7:21.79 23 Feb 2008 Changchun  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe asked his elder brother Stanislav, who was already involved in speed skating, to take him to a training session. Stanislav eventually gave up the sport but Roman persevered.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolKazakhstani cyclist Alexander Vinokourov. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport in 1997 in Petropavl, Kazakhstan.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe underwent knee surgery in October 2014 after falling off his bicycle. He also required operations on his knee in 2012 and 2017. (Athlete, 12 Nov 2017;, 25 Jan 2015)

He broke his collarbone in a cycling accident ahead of the 2013/14 season. He had surgery and missed two World Cup events. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019;, 06 Dec 2013;, 13 Nov 2013)
Awards and honoursHe holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (, 26 Oct 2021; Athlete, 24 Oct 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying the electric guitar, photography. (Athlete, 16 Jan 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis first coach Nikolay Zubarev. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go until the end and never give up." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 500m3  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Team Sprint3  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m7  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m13  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m16  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m19  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m22  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall26  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall26  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m28  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m34  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Harbin 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m25  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m27  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m27  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m39  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall48  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m59