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Ekaterina Sloeva

Belarus

SportSpeed Skating
NOCBelarus
Born23 May 1999 in  Irkutsk
GenderWomen
FamilyPartner Viktor Rudenko
ResidenceBelarus
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/e_sloeva  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSergey Minin [national], BLR; Sergey Ilyutik, BLR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2002 at age three in the Trud Stadium in Irkutsk, Russian Federation.  
Reason for choosing this sport"My mum [three-time Olympian Oksana Ravilova] tried to protect me from speed skating. She knows how difficult it is, so she took me to all kinds of clubs - gymnastics, dancing, ballet, acrobatics, aerobics. I stayed the longest in gymnastics, but I always enjoyed running on the ice, so at age three I started skating. When I made my choice of this sport, my parents did not stop me."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolHer mother Oksana Ravilova. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to win an Olympic Winter Games medal. (ctv.by, 07 Nov 2021; Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
HobbiesSpending time in nature, taking courses. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
Famous relativesHer mother Oksana Ravilova competed in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 1992 for the Unified Team, and in 1994 and 1998 for the Russian Federation, and was coached by Sloeva's father Sergei Sloev. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2021; Athlete, 18 Jan 2021; ogirk.ru, 25 Jan 2017)  
NicknamesKatrin, Katya (Instagram profile, 30 Oct 2021; sb.by, 20 Feb 2020)  
Other informationRUSSIAN FEDERATION TO BELARUS
In 2019 she moved from the Russian Federation to Belarus, after accepting an offer to represent Belarus in the sport. "After I had already established myself in Russia, the Skating Union of Belarus, through my parents, offered me the chance to join the national team. I made up my mind in one day. There is a lot of competition in speed skating in Russia. Even if you skate fast, you will remain one of many there - it's hard to break into the international arena. In Belarus, it is different. But this does not mean you can relax, you still need to train a lot and skate fast. But at the same time, due to the fact that you do not need to go through a difficult selection process, you can concentrate on developing." (sportpanorama.by, 03 Nov 2021; sb.by, 20 Feb 2020)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround14  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 3000m20  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m17  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m19  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m22  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m31