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Natalya Voronina

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS22110199401
NOCRussia
Born21 Oct 1994 in  Nizhny Novgorod
GenderWomen
ResidenceKolomna, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesRussian
Higher educationPhysical Education - Minin University: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.66 07 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:18.85 28 Feb 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:55.58 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 3:54.06 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:39.02 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    5000m     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    3000m     2  
    5000m 1 1 1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     5  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    3000m   1 1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   2    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010675031821  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My first coach was my mother. When I was two or three years old, I first got on figure skates. I really liked it. At some point, I wanted to also do gymnastics, and then dance, although this was not even close. I think it was a sign of fate when my dog ate my dance leotard. That was how my dancing career ended. I did not give up speed skating and went to a training camp."  
Name of coachPawel Abratkiewicz [national], POL; Vladimir Akilov [personal], RUS, from 2006  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating in 2001 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation.  
Club / TeamCentral Sports Army Club [RUS] / Nizhny Novgorod Centre of Sports Preparation [RUS]:  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe received the 2020 Oscar Mathisen Award in recognition of setting a new world record in the 5000m at the 2020 World Single Distance Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. The award is given annually for the speed skating performance of the year. (russkating.ru, 04 Jun 2020)

In recognition of her performance at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport and the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 31 May 2018; kremlin.ru, 27 Feb 2018)
 
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"You need to have sports anger, persistence, endurance, tenacity. Do not relax in training, you need to work all the time." (mininuniver.ru, 21 Jul 2020)  
Memorable sporting achievementHer performances at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and the 2019 World Single Distances Championships in Inzell, Germany. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (stnmedia.ru, 07 Mar 2020)  
InjuriesIn 2018 she fell off her bicycle during a training session and sustained a concussion. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)

Illness meant she missed the 2017 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (rsport.ru, 03 Jan 2017)
 
Other informationOLYMPIC DEDICATION
She dedicated the bronze medal she won in the 5000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang to her mother who had recently passed away. "I am very grateful to her for having introduced me to skating and being my first coach. For infusing passion for sport in me and teaching me to fight. This medal is in memory of her." (sport-express.ru, 16 Feb 2018)
 
HobbiesReading. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m3  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround4  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround5  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround5  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround7  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m10  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m10  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m12  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m13  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Hamar 3000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 3000m2  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 3000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 5000m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m4  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall10  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m15  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m32  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps35