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Valentina Ascic


SportShort Track
Born12 Nov 1998 in Livno 
FamilyPartner Ivan Martinic
ResidenceZagreb, CRO
LanguagesCroatian, English, Italian
Higher educationOccupational Therapy - University of Applied Health Sciences: Zagreb, CRO
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.296 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1500m 2:21.456 16 Feb 2022 Beijing  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I was interested in the sport as one of my friends was involved."  
Name of coachIngmar van Riel [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2006 in Zagreb, Croatia.  
Club / TeamKBK Meteor: Zagreb, CRO  
Training RegimeShe trains six days a week for between three and four hours per day, including gym and bike sessions.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2020 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and her partner Ivan. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolCroatian alpine skier Janica Kostelic. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
MilestonesShe became the first short track skater to represent Croatia at the Olympic Winter Games when she competed at the 2022 Games in Beijing. (, 04 Feb 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Feb 2022)  
Famous relativesHer partner Ivan Martinic has competed in short track for Croatia, including at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Feb 2022; Instagram profile, 17 Jun 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Facebook profile, 06 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m14  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m16  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall18  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m21  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m21  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m22  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m22  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m23  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall23  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m23  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m24  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m24  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m26  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m26  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m26  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m27  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m27  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m28  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall28  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall28  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall29  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m30  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m31  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m32  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m33  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m37  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall38  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall39  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m41  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall42  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall53  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall54  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay15  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay17  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m28  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m32  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m36  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m37  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m38  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m41  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m42  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m57  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m60  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m63  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m63  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m65  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m69  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m78  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m80  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m89  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m96  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m100  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m101  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m103