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Denis Kuzin


SportSpeed Skating
Born04 Dec 1988 in  Kustanai
Higher educationPhysical Education, Sport Studies - Kustanai State Pedagogical University: Kazakhstan
FamilyDaughter Ksenia [2010], son Bogdan [2019]
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.22 10 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.65 12 Oct 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 1:43.60 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:03.97 24 Dec 2008 Chelyabinsk  
    10000m 14:29.49 31 Mar 2009 Chelyabinsk  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    1000m 1      
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1500m at the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan, and claiming victory in the 1000m at the 2013 World Single Distances Championships in Sochi, Russian Federation. (, 20 Sep 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"Coach Nikolay Pastushenko came to our school and made an announcement about speed skating recruitment. Almost the whole class registered, but in the end I stayed there alone and started training."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis grandmother. (, 20 Sep 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport in 1998 in Kustanai, Kazakhstan.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2012 he was sidelined for four months after falling off his bicycle, injuring his shoulder and undergoing two operations. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019;, 01 May 2013;, 22 Mar 2013)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2013 Athlete of the Year in Kazakhstan. (, 24 Jan 2014)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (, 26 Oct 2021)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Set a goal and move towards it." (, 20 Sep 2021)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from the sport in 2022. "It is difficult to say what will happen next after 23 years in sport." (, 25 Feb 2022;, 18 Feb 2022)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 Four Continents Championships 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m7  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall22  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall22  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m23  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m23  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall24  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m27  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m30  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Overall27  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m51