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Elena Viviani


SportShort Track
Born10 Oct 1992 in Sondalo 
LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian
FamilyPartner Luca Stefani
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.064 02 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:29.87 08 Feb 2020 Dresden  
    1500m 2:24.984 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:26.123 15 Nov 2015 Bormio  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     2  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 2      
World Team Championships
World Team Championships
    Team     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay   1 4  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesReading, photography, nature. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2021)  
NicknamesEllens, Cici, Vivi (, 11 Oct 2016)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer partner Luca Stefani represented Italy in speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Her father has served as deputy mayor of Bormio, Italy. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019; Instagram profile, 25 Dec 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Dec 2019;, 20 Feb 2014)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age six in Bormio, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Give all of yourself and don't forget to have fun all along the way." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
InjuriesIn 2008 she was injured for three weeks with a cut ankle. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe did cross-country skiing before taking up short track. "It was a new sport to try and I was interested in it. I love speed and trying to go faster and faster. Short track is such a dynamic, unpredictable sport."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerItalian speed skater [and her partner] Luca Stefani. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
In 2022 she retired from competition and became a coach with the Italian national short track team. "I've had an amazing career, full of ups and downs, but I am extremely proud of myself. I was lucky enough to compete at the highest levels of our sport, to travel, meet different people and sporting environments. I had the honour to participate in the Olympic Games and win a bronze medal. And now I hope I can teach it to all the younger kids, who, like me, have a dream to fulfil. I salute this amazing sport as an athlete, and I take this new opportunity to pass on everything I've learned to whoever will want to trust me." (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2022;, 25 Jul 2022;, 16 Aug 2022)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall10  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall14  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall19  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m19  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall20  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m21  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m22  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m26  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall27  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m27  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m27  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m30  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Turin 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 Kolomna 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 Turin 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Moscow 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Sochi 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m8  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay9  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m12  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m12  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m14  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m16  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m17  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m18  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m19  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m20  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m21  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m22  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m22  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m22  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m24  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m24  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m25  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m26  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m26  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m39  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m39  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m44  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m46  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m48  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m52  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m57  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m60  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m61  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m77  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m83