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Pietro Sighel

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
NOCItaly
Born15 Jul 1999
GenderMen
ResidenceItaly
OccupationPolice Athlete
LanguagesItalian
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/pietro.sighel  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains twice a day, six days a week.  
Club / TeamGS Fiamme Gialle: Italy  
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport because of his parents.  
Name of coachAssen Pandov [national], BUL; Kenan Gouadec [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four on a frozen lake in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father Roberto competed in speed skating for Italy at five editions of the Olympic Winter Games between 1988 and 2002. His grandfather Mario also competed in speed skating at national level in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. His older sister Arianna has represented Italy in short track and was part of the women's 3000m relay teams that won bronze at both the world and European championships in 2021. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2021; fisg.it, 09 Sep 2019; altoadige.it, 14 Mar 2019; gazzetta.it, 12 Mar 2021)  
Awards and honoursIn July 2021, he was the recipient of the Golden Crystal as Ice Sports Athlete of the Year at the Grand Gala of Ice and Snow awards event, organised by newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian Ice Sports Federation, and the Italian Winter Sports Federation. (fisg.it, 16 Jul 2021; ilgazzettino.it, 15 Jul 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning three bronze medals at the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Feb 2022)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolGerman Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, Italian Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
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