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Olga Fatkulina

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS22301199001
NOCRussia
Born23 Jan 1990 in  Chelyabinsk
GenderWomen
ResidenceChelyabinsk, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
Higher educationCoaching, Management, Teaching - South Ural State University: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.13 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:13.40 17 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:56.22 16 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:28.20 07 Feb 2009 Kolomna  
    5000m 8:03.66 05 Apr 2009 Chelyabinsk  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    2 x 500m   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m 1      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m 1      
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint 1      
European Sprint Championships
Event  
European Sprint Championships
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/olga.fatkulina.5  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSvetlana Zhuravlyova [personal], RUS, from 1999  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 1999 at age nine in Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation.  
Club / TeamLidia Skoblikova Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS] / Dynamo [RUS]:  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was an energetic child so her first coach Svetlana Zhuravlyova recommended that she did sprints to use up her excess energy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [first grade] in Russian Federation, in recognition of her performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 24 Feb 2014)

In 2013 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2017; minsport.gov.ru, 31 May 2018)
 
HobbiesRelaxing at home, going to the cinema, spending time with family, cooking. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze at the 2018 World Sprint Championships in Changchun, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2018)  
Hero / IdolSoviet speed skater Lidia Skoblikova. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Get up and go to work." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2015 she fell down on the ice and injured a knee ligament. In mid-2016 she suffered a thigh muscle tear. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesOlya (aif.ru, 12 Feb 2014)  
Other informationSUSPENSION
In November 2017 she was found to have committed anti-doping violation at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, resulting in the disqualification of all her results in Sochi, including the silver medal she won in the women's 500m event. The International Olympic Committee [IOC] subsequently banned her from competing at the Olympic Games for life based on the findings of the Oswald Commission into doping by the Russian Federation. In February 2018 the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] upheld her appeal, overturned the IOC decision and annulled the sanctions. However, the IOC decided to not invite her to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (news.sportbox.ru, 09 Jun 2018; tas-cas.org, 01 Feb 2018; Reuters, 24 Nov 2017)

EARLY DAYS
At age six her mother died, so she and her brother went to live with their grandmother. She recalls seeing her father only once after that. He died in 2000. (hornews.ru, 06 Sep 2013)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m2  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 500m3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m7  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m13  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m17  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m20  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Sprint2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall4  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m8  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m12  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m14  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall15  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall17  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m19  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall21  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall25  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m33  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m33  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall33  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m37