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Artem Arefyev


SportSpeed Skating
Born09 Nov 2000 in  Moscow
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, RUS
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
Higher educationCoaching - Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: St. Petersburg, RUS
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.00 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.25 12 Jan 2020 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m   2    
    Team Sprint   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCentral Sports Army Club [RUS] / Cherepovets Sports Club [RUS] / Vityaz Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:  
Reason for choosing this sportAs a child he tried ice hockey, skiing and martial arts before his father suggested he try speed skating.  
Name of coachOleg Kichigin [personal], RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2012 in Cherepovets, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon, Russian speed skater Ivan Skobrev. (Nash Sport magazine, 01 Mar 2019)  
Awards and honoursHe has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 28 Oct 2022; Athlete, 02 Dec 2019)  
HobbiesPlaying online video games. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 500m at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Baselga di Pine, Italy. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"To win, you must minimise the factors that can prevent you from doing this. One of the most important is technical breakdowns." (Nash Sport magazine, 01 Mar 2019)  
NicknamesArakhis [peanut] (, 25 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m7  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger 500m3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m4  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m11  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m13  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m13  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m23  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m49