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Josť Ignacio Fazio

Argentina

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTARG11907198501
NOCArgentina
Born19 Jul 1985 in Mar del Plata 
GenderMen
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher educationBusiness - University of Calgary: Canada
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.137 09 Dec 2011 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:33.472 22 Oct 2011 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:26.690 09 Mar 2012 Shanghai  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was an inline skater before spending a year on exchange in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. He tried a number of winter sports and initially liked speed skating. He was spotted by a number of Dutch speed skaters while competing in Chile, and was invited to train with them in the Netherlands. After several years he switched to short track.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating in 1999, before taking up speed skating in 2005. He switched to short track in 2010.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationRETIREMENT AND SWITCH TO SAILING
After retiring from competitive short track, he switched to sailing with a focus on kitesurfing. He competed in the sport at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. "I was in skating for 20 years but I always had a passion for the water and the sea. I started with windsurfing and then moved on to kitesurfing. As an athlete you have discipline and physical condition beyond the sport you practise. That helped me a lot for balance, physicality and training [in sailing]. I put the two experiences together." (marcadeportiva.com, 23 Jul 2019)

FEDERATION ROLE
He has been a director of the Argentine Ice Speed Skaters Union [UVEPA] and has served as a development coordinator with the federation. When he first began competing internationally in 2005, he competed under the International Skating Union [ISU] flag because Argentina did not have a speed skating federation at the time. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013; isu.org, 2014]
 
Famous relativesHis father Jorge was the inaugural president of the Argentine Ice Speed Skaters Union [UVEPA], which was established in 2006. (jsonline.com, 03 Feb 2009)  
Other sportsHe competed in long track speed skating internationally between 2005 and 2010. He also represented Argentina in sailing in the Formula Kite class at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Sep 2020; Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at international level in both speed skating and short track. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
Hero / IdolUS inline and speed skaters Derek Parra and Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2013)  
AmbitionsTo compete in sailing at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris in the Formula Kite class. (marcadeportiva.com, 23 Jul 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m38  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m38  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m40  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall43  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m43  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m45  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m45  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m45  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m46  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m47  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall48  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall48  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall49  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m46  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m71  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m96  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m99  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m100  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m106  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m111  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m116  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m117  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m122