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Maryia Izafatava


SportShort Track
Born13 Apr 1998 in Vitsyebsk 
ResidenceVitsyebsk, BLR
Higher educationManagement, Tourism - Belarusian State University of Physical Education: Minsk, BLR
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.340 01 Feb 2019 Dresden  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamMinsk Republican Centre of Olympic Preparation: Belarus  
Reason for choosing this sportShe began skating together with her sister. "As children we were very active and my mother decided to enrol us in a sport."  
Name of coachYulia Mishchenkova, BLR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2006 in Vitsyebsk, Belarus.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer coach. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Noh Jin-Kyu, Russian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
InjuriesIn January 2015 she broke her left elbow during a training session. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing seventh in the 3000m relay at the 2018 European Championships in Dresden, Germany, and setting a national record in the 500m at the 2019 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2021;, 14 Jan 2018)  
Famous relativesHer younger sister Hanna has represented Belarus in short track at World Cup events and the European championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Feb 2021; Athlete, 11 Feb 2016)  
Awards and honoursShe has received the title of Master of Sport in Belarus. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2021)  
HobbiesMusic, cooking pastries. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2021)  
AmbitionsTo receive the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus, to set national records, to compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to finish in the top 10 in the overall classification of the European championships. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Citius, altius, fortius [Faster, higher, stronger]." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay14  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m17  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m17  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m18  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m20  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall22  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m22  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m22  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m23  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall23  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall24  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall24  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m25  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m25  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m26  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m26  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m26  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m29  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m29  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall35  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m36  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m36  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall38  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall44  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall57  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay14  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay14  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay14  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m28  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m31  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m32  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m32  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m33  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m34  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m35  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m35  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m39  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m39  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m40  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m42  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m43  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m44  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m46  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m59  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m61  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m61  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m64  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m74  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m84  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m87  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m89  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m91  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m94  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m97