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Artur Nogal

Poland

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSPOL12608199001
NOCPoland
Born26 Aug 1990 in  Warsaw
GenderMen
ResidenceWarsaw, POL
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Polish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.56 14 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.96 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.40 18 Mar 2010 Calgary  
    5000m 7:33.92 16 Jan 2010 Zakopane  
    10000m 16:07.28 17 Jan 2010  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/nogalartur/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRyszard Bialkowski [club], POL; Tuomas Nieminen [national], FIN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1998 in Slomczyn, Poland.  
Club / TeamGKS Stoczniowiec Gdansk: Poland  
Reason for choosing this sportIt was the only sport that he could take up in his village in Poland. "I loved competition and races."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation, and competing at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolPolish speed skater Zbigniew Brodka, Canadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe has competed in roller speed skating, and was part of Poland's 5000m relay team at the 2009 European Championships in Ostend, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline.com, 24 Jan 2014)  
InjuriesHis training was disrupted ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang due to bursitis [joint swelling] in his hip. (onet.pl, 17 Jan 2020)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to win an Olympic gold medal. (polskieradio.pl, 17 Mar 2020; pzls.pl, 13 Aug 2019)  
Other informationMOTIVATION
He says he was able to use the disappointment of his performance in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where he slipped just after the start line, as motivation to continue in the sport. "My fall in Pyeongchang was a motivating kick. Before the Games, I was not sure about my future. I didn't know if I wanted to continue with the sport, but due to this situation I felt there was only one way to go. I got a new goal in life. It's not about showing everyone else what I'm capable of, but proving to myself what I'm capable of. I have competed in speed skating for many years and I have had many great achievements. Everything happens for a reason. It's not only about the Olympic Games, but about all competitions. I have to prove to myself that I can." (onet.pl, 17 Jan 2020)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint5  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m7  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m8  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m19  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m36  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m14  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m21  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m26  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m27  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m32  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m45  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m47