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Petra Rusnáková


SportShort Track
Born04 Jan 2002
LanguagesEnglish, Slovak
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.041 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:29.394 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:22.739 31 Jan 2020 Bormio  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe was sidelined for more than six months between 2020 and 2021 with a back injury. (, 22 Jan 2021)

She sustained a muscle injury to her back that affected her for two months in 2017. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)

She has broken her arm during her career. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe got into the sport through her brother. "He started first and I went to watch. The coach saw that I had a lot of energy, so he also called me onto the ice. I've been skating ever since."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolKorean short track skater Shim Suk-Hee. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age five in Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival [EYOF] in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (, 22 Jan 2021)  
Other informationSCHOLARSHIP
She has received an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship from the International Olympic Committee [IOC]. The scholarship provided financial support for two years ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. "It helped me to provide training aids that allowed me to improve. I'm sure the scholarship has also taken me to the next level." (, 22 Jan 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m5  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m13  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m15  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m15  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m16  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall19  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall20  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m21  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m21  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m22  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m24  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m26  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m29  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall29  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall30  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m30  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m32  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m33  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m35  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m35  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall35  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m13  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m21  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m22  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m24  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m24  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m26  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m31  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m34  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m45  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m50  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m59  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m62  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m69  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m75  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m78  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m80  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m82  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m85