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Vladislav Bykanov


SportShort Track
Born19 Nov 1989 in Lvov 
FamilyPartner Rianne Jorritsma
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
Higher educationEconomics, Management - Open University of Israel: Israel
LanguagesDutch, English, Hebrew, Russian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:23.251 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:09.932 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    3000m 4:44.701 13 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    1500m     3  
    Overall   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried short track in 1998 at the Canada Centre in Metula, Israel.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationWELL TRAVELLED
Born in Lviv in the former Soviet Union, he moved from Ukraine to Israel in 1994. In 2009 he spent time training in Calgary, AB, Canada, where he met Dutch coach Jeroen Otter. When Otter returned to the Netherlands, Bykanov followed him and made his base there. He is happy with the support he receives from his national federation, which allows him to train abroad, but he hopes to be able to base himself in Israel one day. "Although we have access to good facilities and coaches, it is not in Israel and that is the problem. It is a shame I think, it would be better to train in your own country with your own language. It is always nice to get out there and see the best skaters and athletes in the world and how they train. At the end of the day you want to be in your own country, but I am used to it now. Although you miss friends and family, you do get used to it." (, 23 Nov 2016;, 16 Sep 2009)

He hopes to find a role developing short track in Israel once his sporting career is over. As a management and economics student, he feels he would be well-suited to a position overseeing the sport within the Israel Ice Skating Federation. "When I am done skating I would love to start producing more athletes for Israel. We are building a couple of new ice rinks around the country. There are more coming every couple of years. I hope I can be part of it. Not coaching but I hope running the sport, developing it, [having] oversight. Of course I want to put my experience into it and help the kids and the coaches but I would love to do more oversight. It's also what I am studying - management and economics." (, 31 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 1500m by a lap at the 2016 World Cup event in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe wanted to try something new. "A skating centre opened near where I lived. After about an hour on the ice I was hooked. It felt so natural, I always tell people that it must be in the genes. Short track attracted me because you race against people. You don't race against yourself. You have passing, speed, pushing, falling. It's more contact and close to other skaters than just going fast."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Jeroen Otter. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolBritish ski jumper Michael Edwards [Eddie the Eagle]. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"It's not only about speed, it's not only about technique. It's your tactics, how you feel that day, how the ice is. If you take the same race and run it 20 times, you are going to have 20 different outcomes. It's great, the unforeseen result." (, 31 Jan 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe was flag bearer for Israel at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ONS, 07 Feb 2014)  
NicknamesVlad (, 07 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesIn October 2022 he announced that he would miss the 2022/23 season due to a hip injury that required surgery. (Instagram profile, 10 Oct 2022;, 01 Oct 2022)

He was unable to compete for eight months following hip surgery in 2015. He had a second hip operation prior to the 2016/17 season. (, 23 Nov 2016; Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)

He required stitches to a cut after falling during a competition in 2014. (, 02 Jul 2015)

In 2011 he missed four months with a broken ankle. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2018)

He was out for three months with a broken ankle in 2007. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
Other sportsHe has represented Israel in speed skating, competing in mass start at the 2018 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Mar 2019)  
MilestonesIn 2014 he became the first male athlete from Israel to compete in short track at the Olympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Oct 2018)  
HobbiesCycling. (Instagram profile, 11 Nov 2021)  
Famous relativesHis partner Rianne Jorritsma represented the Netherlands in short track at junior international level. (, 02 May 2021;, 15 Mar 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m3  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m4  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall4  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m5  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m7  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m7  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m7  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m7  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m8  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall9  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m9  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m9  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall10  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay11  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall12  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall12  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m12  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m12  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m13  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m13  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m14  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m14  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m14  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall15  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m15  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m15  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m15  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall15  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m16  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay16  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m17  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall18  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m18  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m18  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m18  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay18  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m19  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m19  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m19  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m20  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m21  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m21  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m21  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall21  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m22  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall22  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m23  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall24  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall24  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m24  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m24  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m25  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall26  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m26  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m26  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m26  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m28  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m28  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m28  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m31  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m31  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall31  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall32  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall32  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall33  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall34  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall36  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall37  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall37  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall40  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall41  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall41  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m44  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m47  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m47  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m48  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall49  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m51  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall53  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m7  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m7  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m9  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m11  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m11  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m11  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m13  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m14  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m15  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m19  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m20  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m20  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m22  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m27  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m45  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m54  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m61  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification Overall62  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m65  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m64  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1500m70  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m84  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 500m84  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m87  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1000m88  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m89  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m103