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Pavel Kulizhnikov

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS12004199401
NOCRussia
Born20 Apr 1994 in  Vorkuta
GenderMen
ResidenceRussia
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesRussian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 33.61 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:05.69 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.26 22 Jan 2015 Kolomna  
    5000m 7:04.65 04 Feb 2012 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m 2      
    500m 1 1    
    1000m 2 2    
    Team Sprint     1  
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 3      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    500m 1   1  
    1000m 2      
    Team Sprint 2      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/pav.kulizhnickov  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCentral Sports Army Club [RUS] / Krasnodar Regional Centre of Olympic Preparation in Winter Sports [RUS] / Monchegorsk Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father took him to the local ice rink where he first tried ice hockey before trying speed skating. "I actually started training at the speed skating club in summer camps off the ice. I really fell in love with the sport, when I finally got to skate on real clap skates with a real skinsuit."  
Name of coachDmitry Dorofeyev [personal, national], RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age 12 in Kolomna, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesPasha, Kalashnikov (VK profile, 21 Apr 2016; rsport.ru, 15 Feb 2015)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win medals at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was named Sportsman of the Year at the 2020 National Sports Award held by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 09 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 29 May 2020)
 
InjuriesHe suffered a groin injury following his victory in the 500m at the 2020/21 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and missed the same event on the following day of the competition. (isu.org, 31 Jan 2021)

In December 2020 he contracted a COVID-19 infection and could not compete at the 2021 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (isu.org, 20 Jan 2021)

In 2019 he twisted his right ankle and missed the first three events of the 2019/20 World Cup. (matchtv.ru, 30 Dec 2019)

In June 2018 he underwent meniscus [knee] surgery and returned to training in July 2018. (tass.ru, 27 Jul 2018; sport-express.ru, 22 Aug 2018)

A groin injury forced him to miss the 2017 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 01 Jan 2017)

He required surgery ahead of the 2015/16 season after injuring his collarbone during a training camp in Calgary, AB, Canada. (tass.ru, 01 Sep 2015)
 
Other informationSANCTION
He tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexanamine at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Obihiro, Japan. He was stripped of the gold and bronze medals he won at the tournament, and suspended for a two-year period. He was eligible to return to competitive action in March 2014. (theguardian.com, 08 Mar 2016; isu.org, 31 Aug 2012)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano 1000m1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Hamar 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Hamar 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano 500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano 500m3  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m10  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall14  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m17  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m18  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m28