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Kuandyk Suleymenov


SportShort Track
Born21 May 1997 in Arkalyk 
ResidenceKustanai, KAZ
LanguagesEnglish, Kazakh, Russian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.061 08 Mar 2014 Erzurum  
    1000m 1:27.370 07 Nov 2014 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:15.500 05 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    3000m 4:50.612 21 Dec 2014 Seoul  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I initially tried wrestling as a kid but I fell in love with short track through watching clips of top international competitions."  
Club / TeamKustanai Youth Sports School No. 3: Kazakhstan  
Name of coachMadygali Karsybekov [national], KAZ  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in November 2007 in Rudny, Kazakhstan.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Step by step, one more step." (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
During the off-season in 2016, he spent time training in the Netherlands thanks to a training agreement between the Kazakh and Dutch national short track teams. "The Netherlands have a totally different system to all the other teams. Working with them has made us a lot smarter and more professional. They put all their focus in training on the relay, which is so different. Their philosophy is that this way, you can do more laps, the speed is much faster and it gives you more endurance. They do a lot of bike work, and I mean a lot." (, 06 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno, Russian short track skater Victor An, Korean short track skater Lee Jung-Su, Kazakh cyclist Alexander Vinokourov. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 06 Dec 2018)  
HobbiesListening to music, watching movies, taking walks. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2015 he was hit by a car and injured his right ankle. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)

In 2012 he spent time in hospital due to a foot problem. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing eighth in the A final of the 3000m at the 2014 World Cup event in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall33  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall52  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay15  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m24  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m32  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m34  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m35  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m64  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m79