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Martina Valcepina


SportShort Track
Born04 Jun 1992 in Sondalo 
OccupationPolice Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
FamilyTwin daughters Camilla and Rebecca [2014]
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.269 22 Oct 2023 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.743 18 Mar 2018 Montreal  
    1500m 2:22.575 17 Mar 2018 Montreal  
    3000m 5:21.937 16 Jan 2011 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2000m Relay   1    
    3000m Relay   1 1  
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay   1    
    3000m Relay 2      
    Overall     1  
World Team Championships
World Team Championships
    Team     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    500m 1 3    
    1500m 1      
    3000m Relay 1 2 3  
    Overall   1 3  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCS Fiamme Gialle: Italy  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer younger sister Arianna has represented Italy in short track. She was part of the 2000m mixed relay team that won silver at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Oct 2022;, 09 Oct 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaggie Qi [national], CHN  
Reason for choosing this sport"I became involved in short track through my older sister Alessia. At the beginning I was also involved in swimming and athletics, but I chose short track as there was a school in Bormio that helped me grow."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer family. (, 14 Jan 2018; Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Michael Phelps, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini, Italian figure skater Carolina Kostner, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (, 20 Feb 2018;, 26 Jan 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age six in Bormio, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't give up." (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
She took two years away from the sport between 2014 and 2016 to start a family. "I discovered I was pregnant at the [2014] Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. After Sochi, I stepped away from the sport for two years as I felt I couldn't be both a mother and an athlete. But I soon felt attracted to the sport again, and as my [twin] daughters [born in September 2014] got older, and with the help of my family, I gradually returned to full-time training. All of this would not be possible without my family's help. Giving birth has taken away my anxieties, insecurities, agitation and timidity of the past. I've learnt to control my emotions more, and I have surprised myself with this new level of focus." (, 26 Jan 2018;, 14 Jan 2018)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesMarti (Instagram profile, 29 Sep 2018)  
MilestonesAt age 17 years and 258 days, she was the youngest Italian athlete from any sport to compete at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2021;, 01 Feb 2010)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m2  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay2  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m2  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall2  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m2  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall3  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall3  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall3  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team3  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m4  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m4  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m5  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m6  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall6  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay6  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall7  
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall8  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall8  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m8  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m8  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall8  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m9  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall9  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m9  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m9  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall10  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m10  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m10  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall11  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall11  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall11  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall11  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m12  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m12  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall13  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m13  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m14  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m15  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m16  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m16  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m18  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m19  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m20  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m21  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall23  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m23  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall25  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m31  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m32  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m33  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m37  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Turin 500m1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m1  
    2018/2019 Turin 500m1  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2011/2012 Saguenay, QC 500m2  
    2011/2012 Saguenay, QC 500m2  
    2011/2012 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 500m2  
    2018/2019 Turin 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 Sofia 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 Moscow 500m3  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m3  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 500m3  
    2011/2012 Dordrecht 500m3  
    2013/2014 Kolomna 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 Turin 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 500m3  
    2017/2018 Seoul 500m3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m3  
    2010/2011 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Moscow 3000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 Beijing 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Sochi 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m4  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m6  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m6  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m7  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m9  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m11  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m12  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m14  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m14  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m19  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m19  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m21  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m23  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m30  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m31  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m31  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m34  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m40  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m46  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m46  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m62  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall63  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m66  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m103