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Sofia Prosvirnova


SportShort Track
Born20 Dec 1997 in St. Petersburg 
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, RUS
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
Higher educationCoaching - Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: St. Petersburg, RUS
FamilyHusband Viktor Hald Thorup
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.516 06 Mar 2021 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:28.092 21 Nov 2021 Debrecen  
    1500m 2:19.432 16 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    3000m 5:01.580 18 Mar 2018 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m   1    
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay   1 1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
    Overall     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m 2      
    1500m   1 2  
    3000m Relay 2 1 1  
    Overall   3 2  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamDynamo St. Petersburg [RUS] / Central Sports Army Club [RUS]:  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSnowboarding, watching films and cartoons, camping. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I did figure skating between the ages of five and 12, but I did not get any good results so I switched to short track. Within two years, I got invited into the junior national team, and in 2014 I was invited into the Olympic team. So I chose to focus on short track."  
Name of coachVladimir Grigorev [national], RUS; Tatyana Borodulina [national], RUS; Svetlana Tretyakova [personal], RUS, from 2010  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track in 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesSonya (Facebook profile, 06 Oct 2021)  
Awards and honoursShe was named among the 10 Best Athletes of the Year for 2019 by the Physical Education and Sports Committee of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (, 23 Dec 2019)

In 2015 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 15 Oct 2017;, 03 Jun 2015)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 1000m at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada, and claiming bronze in the 1500m at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2020)  
InjuriesShe damaged ligaments in her ankle at the 2015 National Championships in the Russian Federation. She sustained a similar injury in the same ankle while training in 2016 and in 2017. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"You reap what you sow." (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolItalian short track skater Arianna Fontana, Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2018)  
Famous relativesHer husband Viktor Hald Thorup has represented Denmark in speed skating, and placed fifth in the mass start at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 01 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Dec 2020)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Svetlana Tretyakova. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2020)  
Other informationHIATUS
In June 2022 she announced she would miss the 2022/23 season. "After the [2022] Olympic Games [in Beijing], there was a very long and painful period of making a decision to end my career. The fact is that the 2021/22 season was very difficult for me psychologically. I stopped enjoying training, going to the races was torture for me, the fear of failing at the Olympics and the difficulty in understanding with the coaches. After a long break, I realised that I did not want to part with my professional career, although after the Olympics I was sure that was inevitable. I'm gearing up for the 2023/24 season and I sincerely believe that this will help me get back into the sport stronger. I also really hope that by this time I will be able to represent Russia on the international stage." (, 13 Sep 2022)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m2  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall2  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m2  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall2  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall2  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m3  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m3  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m3  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall3  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall4  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m4  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay5  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m5  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m6  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m6  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall7  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall8  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m9  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m9  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m11  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m12  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall13  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m15  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m15  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m15  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall16  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall16  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m18  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m18  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m19  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m19  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 2000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m3  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Budapest 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Turin 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m4  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m5  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m5  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m9  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m10  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m11  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m15  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m19  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m20  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m37  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m39  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m94