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Federico Chaves


SportShort Track
Born05 Jun 1990 in Ushuaia 
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 51.503 06 Aug 2011 Chamonix  
    1000m 1:40.652 08 Feb 2013 Dresden  
    1500m 2:40.447 08 Feb 2013 Dresden  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired by the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age three, and tried ice skating at age 15.  
International Debut
International Debut
Competing forArgentina  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Hero / IdolItalian speed skater Roberto Sighel and Argentinian Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Famous relativesHis brother Gaston is a short track skater. He competed at the 2013 World Junior Championships. Their father Andres is a skating coach. (, 13 Jul 2013;, 30 Jun 2011)  
InjuriesHe broke his shoulder at age 15, and broke his wrist in 2011. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming inline skating national champion several times. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Other sportsHe has also competed in inline skating at elite level. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m37  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m46  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m99  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m99  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m102  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m122