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Elisa Confortola


SportShort Track
Born02 Apr 2002 in Sondalo 
OccupationPolice Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, German, Italian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.400 30 Sep 2022 Bormio  
    1000m 1:29.889 16 Dec 2023 Seoul  
    1500m 2:21.316 11 Dec 2022 Almaty  
    3000m 5:37.865 07 Nov 2021 Bormio  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     3  
European Championships
European Championships
    1500m 1      
    2000m Relay     1  
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamGS Fiamme Oro: Italy  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSpending time with friends, playing sport, watching TV, travelling. (, 02 Apr 2020;, 2023)  
Hero / IdolItalian wheelchair fencer Beatrice Vio. (, 02 Apr 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 2023)  
Awards and honoursShe was flag bearer for Italy at the closing ceremony of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. She had originally been selected as flag bearer for the opening ceremony, but was unable to take on the role as she was not scheduled to compete during the first week of the Games. (, 26 Dec 2019)

In 2019 she was recipient of the Giulio Onesti Award from the Italian Olympic Academy. (, 2022)

She was flag bearer for Italy at the opening ceremony of the 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (, 09 Jan 2020;, 08 Jan 2020)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaggie Qi [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age six.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"For me, falling is not a failure but a motivation to do better." (World Junior Short Track Championships Facebook page, 29 Jan 2020)  
Other informationOLYMPIC BID SPEECH
She was chosen to give the last speech on behalf of the bid committee for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina at the final presentations in Lausanne, Switzerland, in June 2019. "I said yes, but immediately thought, 'Oh my god, that's it'. The days leading up to the speech were full of anxiety, I did not know how to make the speech, who to look at. I focused on a personal speech, and I hope it had an impact. I took part in something unique and took the first steps towards a dream. In 2026 I will be 24 years old, and the Olympics at home is one more motivation to continue training and doing well." (, 09 Jan 2020;, 24 Jun 2019;, 01 Jun 2019)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2022/23 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada. (, 2023; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe decided to focus mainly on short track at age 13 after practising several sports. "I practised several sports when I was a young girl and this was the only one that excited me the most to the point of continuing practising it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer teammates. (, 2023)  
NicknamesEli (, 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m1  
    2023/2024 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m6  
    2023/2024 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m8  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m9  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m13  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m13  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m14  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m16  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m17  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m22  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall22  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m25  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 3000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m7  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m9  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m9  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m9  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m10  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m12  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m19  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m20  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m22  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m22  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m22  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall24  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall34  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m63