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Ivanie Blondin

Canada

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCAN20204199001
NOCCanada
Born02 Apr 1990 in  Ottawa
GenderWomen
FamilyHusband Konrad Nagy
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French, Hungarian
Higher educationVeterinary Science - Robertson College: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.83 23 Feb 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:14.18 04 Jan 2020 Calgary  
    1500m 1:51.76 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    3000m 3:57.56 13 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:48.98 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Mass Start 16 Laps 2 3    
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/IvanieBlondin/  
twitter.com/ivanieb  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB, Canada.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe initially competed in figure skating but says she was not graceful enough and enjoyed skating fast, so she switched to speed skating. She then took up short track, before moving on to speed skating in 2010 after suffering five concussions over a three-year period in short track.  
Name of coachRemmelt Eldering [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in her backyard at age two, and first tried short track at age seven in Ottawa, ON, Canada. She switched to speed skating at age 20.  
Club / TeamGloucester Concordes: Ottawa, ON, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer husband Konrad Nagy represented Hungary in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (calgarysun.com, 16 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 03 Jan 2020; Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2019)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (cbc.ca, 22 Sep 2020)  
Awards and honoursShe received the Catriona Le May Doan Award from Speed Skating Canada in four consecutive years between 2015 and 2018, and then again in 2020 and 2021. The honour recognises the Canadian long track female athlete of the year. (ontariospeedskating.ca, 07 Sep 2021; speedskating.ca, 04 Sep 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Skate fast, turn left." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsIn addition to competing in speed skating, she has participated in several short track world junior championships, winning a silver medal in the 3000m relay in 2009. She also competed in national junior cycling track events in 2007. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Nov 2013; cyclingarchives.com, 05 Jan 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHungarian speed skater [and her husband] Konrad Nagy. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesA virus caused her to withdraw from the 1000m and 3000m races at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan. She was able to compete in the mass start later in the tournament, finishing second. (cbc.ca, 20 Nov 2016)

She had tendinitis in her left knee in 2012. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)

In 2011 she injured her knee and had glandular fever. (ottawacitizen.com, 04 Nov 2012)

During her short track career, she suffered five concussions over a period of three years. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
 
Other informationCANINE THERAPY
She struggled with her mental health after returning home from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang without a medal. She then began fostering dogs, which helped her to recover her confidence and continue competing in the sport. "After the 2018 Games I found myself in a state of depression. I began my recovery by filling the house with foster dogs specialising on some hard medical and behavioural cases. Helping these dogs through some painful moments and bringing them into our home helped me overcome adversity. I was helping them, but in the end they ended up helping me. I just kept filling our house with animals, that's how I healed. Taking care of those animals brought me back to where I needed to be. And when you go from such a high to such a low, if you do bounce back properly, sometimes these things make you stronger. I think one of the biggest lessons is to just focus on myself, and not on others." (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 10 Nov 2021; Facebook page, 09 Sep 2021; cbc.ca, 22 Sep 2020)

FAMILY AFFAIR
She married Hungarian speed skater Konrad Nagy in December 2020. "His team decided to keep him over in Europe this season [2021/22] versus being with our national team here in Canada. The Hungarian Federation treats me like one of their own because of Konny, and also because the Canadian team takes care of Konny while he's here." (CBC Sports YouTube channel, 10 Nov 2021; calgarysun.com, 16 Oct 2021; torontosun.com, 12 Oct 2021; kelownadailycourier.ca, 11 Dec 2020)
 
HobbiesFostering dogs, spending time outdoors, camping, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, playing the piano and guitar, snowboarding, drawing, cycling. (cbc.ca, 22 Sep 2020; schaatsen.nl, 15 Mar 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 3000m2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m4  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m5  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 3000m6  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m6  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m14  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 3000m14  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m15  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m15  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m17  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround20  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan 5000m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano 3000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 3000m1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 3000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Minsk 3000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall4  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps4  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m5  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall6  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m9  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m10  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m11  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps16  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall16  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m17  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m22  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m28  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m29  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m29  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m34  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m37  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m40  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m44  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m49