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Anna Kovaleva

Belarus

SportSpeed Skating
NOCBelarus
Born01 Jul 1999 in  Mogilev
GenderWomen
ResidenceMinsk, BLR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesBelarusian, English, Russian
Higher educationLaw, Public Administration - Academy of Public Administration: Minsk, BLR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.24 01 Feb 2019 Minsk  
    1000m 1:24.36 24 Nov 2018 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki  
    1500m 2:02.13 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    3000m 4:07.75 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    5000m 7:20.39 12 Oct 2019 Inzell  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold and silver medals at Junior World Cup events in the neo-senior category. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother and her brother. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/anka.kovaleva  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesAnya (minsknews.by, 15 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesSport, travel, cycling. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 26 Dec 2020)  
Hero / IdolHer mother. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSergey Minin [national], BLR  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2010 at age 11 in Belarus.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has competed in road cycling for the Belarusian professional team Ferei-CCN, and she has also competed in track cycling at national level in Belarus. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2021; Ferei Pro Cycling Team Facebook page, 05 Sep 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was enrolled in the sport by a coach who came to her school.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games and world championships. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2021)  
Awards and honoursShe has received the title of Master of Sport in Belarus. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2021)  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 3000m26  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m42  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m52