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Pietro Sighel


SportShort Track
Born15 Jul 1999 in Trento 
OccupationPolice Athlete
ResidenceBaselga di Piné, ITA
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.973 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.907 28 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:11.948 09 Dec 2022 Almaty  
    3000m 5:35.158 24 Feb 2019 Courmayeur  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2000m Relay   1    
    5000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    500m 1   1  
    1000m   1 1  
    1500m   1    
    2000m Relay   1 1  
    5000m Relay   1 1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m     1  
    1500m     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    500m 2 1    
    1000m 1      
    1500m 1      
    2000m Relay     1  
    5000m Relay   2    
    Overall   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamGS Fiamme Gialle: Italy  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father Roberto competed in speed skating for Italy at five editions of the Olympic Winter Games between 1988 and 2002. His grandfather Mario also competed in speed skating at national level in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. His older sister Arianna has represented Italy in short track and was part of the women's 3000m relay team that won bronze at the 2021 World Championships, and the mixed 2000m relay team that won bronze at the 2023 World Championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Nov 2023;, 09 Sep 2019;, 14 Mar 2019;, 12 Mar 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport because of his parents.  
Name of coachMaggie Qi [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four on a frozen lake in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2022 he was named Person of the Year of the municipality of Baselga di Pine, Italy. (, 27 May 2022)

In July 2021, he was the recipient of the Golden Crystal as Ice Sports Athlete of the Year at the Grand Gala of Ice and Snow awards event, organised by newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian Ice Sports Federation, and the Italian Winter Sports Federation. (, 16 Jul 2021;, 15 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning three silver medals at the 2021 European Championships in Gdansk, Poland, and claiming one silver and one bronze medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An, Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains twice a day, six days a week.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCycling, spending time in the mountains, cars. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
InjuriesHe suffered a compound fracture to his ankle in October 2017, which required four months of rehabilitation. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your 100% and be happy with the result." (Athlete, 20 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m1  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m1  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m1  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m1  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m1  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m2  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m2  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m4  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall7  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m15  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m17  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m33  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m34  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Seoul 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay8  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m11  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall11  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m14  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay15  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m16  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m20  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m20  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m20  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m23  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m29  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m31  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m52  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m71  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m84