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Olga Belyakova


SportShort Track
Born26 Sep 1988 in Andropov 
ResidenceRybinsk, RUS
Higher educationCoaching, Management - Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Russia
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
FamilyHusband Dmitry Sorokin, son Maksim [2015], twin daughters [2020]
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.428 10 Mar 2012 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:26.741 21 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:19.355 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 5:09.107 24 Dec 2017 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay   2    
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesReading, movies. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2015)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and finishing fourth in the 1500m at the 2012 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2015)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater Katherine Reutter, Russian short track skater Victor An. (, 09 Apr 2014; Athlete, 16 Dec 2012)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 1999 in Rybinsk, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Nobody except you." (Athlete, 16 Dec 2012)  
Awards and honoursShe has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 09 Apr 2014)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe underwent meniscus [knee] surgeries in 2008 and 2013. (, 09 Apr 2014)  
Famous relativesHer husband Dmitry Sorokin also competed in short track skating. (, 09 Apr 2014)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportA short track coach, Marina Starostina, came to her school to enrol children in the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesOlya (, 09 Apr 2014)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
She retired from the sport due to family reasons. "In 2015 my son was born, and in 2020 twin girls. I could not return to the international level because of this. Probably it would not be correct to say that I could not, but rather that I did not want to." (Athlete, 08 Dec 2020)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m4  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall5  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2007/2008 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m8  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall9  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall11  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall12  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m13  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m15  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m16  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m16  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall16  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m19  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall20  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall21  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m22  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall27  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m27  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m28  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m30  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m31  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m32  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2006/2007 Heerenveen 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m9  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay9  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m14  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m19  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m21  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m22  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m25  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m25  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m31  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m45  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 500m63  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m66  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m66  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 500m72