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Aleksandr Rumyantsev


SportSpeed Skating
Born05 Dec 1986 in  Arkhangelsk
Marital statusMarried
FamilyWife Evgenia, sons Arseniy and Saveliy
ResidenceArkhangelsk, RUS
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
Higher educationPhysical Education - Northern [Arctic] Federal University: Arkhangelsk, RUS
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.60 07 Feb 2009 Hamar  
    1000m 1:14.71 18 Dec 2010 Collalbo  
    1500m 1:48.62 18 Feb 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:14.31 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 12:57.45 19 Nov 2017 Stavanger  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    5000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachVladimir Syutkovsky [personal], RUS, from 2002; Viktor Sivkov [national], RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began training in 1997 in Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation.  
Club / TeamPomorie Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Arkhangelsk, RUS  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents wanted him to take up a sport so he would stay busy. His mother asked her friend, speed skating coach Tatiana Syutkovskaya, to accept him in her training group.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesSasha (, 27 Feb 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, finishing on the podium at World Cup events and the national championships in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 20 Oct 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
In November 2017 the International Olympic Committee [IOC] found that he had committed an anti-doping violation at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. His result from the Games was disqualified, and he received a lifetime ban from the Olympic Games. In February 2018 the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] overturned the IOC decision against him and a number of other Russian athletes, annulling the sanctions and reinstating his results. However, the IOC did not invite him to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 05 Feb 2018;, 01 Feb 2018;, 24 Nov 2017;, 24 Nov 2017)
HobbiesSport, fishing, tourism, going to the cinema and the theatre, reading books, Russian sauna, spending time with his children. (Athlete, 20 Oct 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Vladimir Syutkovsky. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Awards and honoursHe has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russian Federation. (, 31 May 2018; Athlete, 20 Oct 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m9  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m10  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m11  
    2010 Olympic Games 10000m13  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 10000m15  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround20  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 5000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 5000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 10000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m5  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m8  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m13  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m15  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall26  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m30  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps32  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m32  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall33  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m39  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m39  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m45