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Fabio Francolini

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSITA11208198601
NOCItaly
Born12 Aug 1986 in  Cantý
GenderMen
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish
FamilySon Michele
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.34 30 Dec 2011 Collalbo  
    1000m 1:15.14 15 Jan 2012 Collalbo  
    1500m 1:54.81 17 Oct 2021 Inzell  
    5000m 6:28.81 07 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    10000m 13:41.32 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps   1    
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe broke his arm in 2001. (skatelog.com, 2004)

He once cut his shin with his blade and had to stop training for three weeks. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)
 
Other sportsHe has represented Italy in roller speed skating, winning four gold medals at the world championships between 2007 and 2012. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2016)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe switched to speed skating because he had an ambition to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "I took a lot of satisfaction from [inline] skating, but I realised that I wanted something more from my sporting career. I had to take a different road to get there."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began inline skating at age five in Cantu, Italy. He took up speed skating in 2011 in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementBecoming a four-time world champion in inline skating, and winning silver in the mass start at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Maurizio Alessi. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolItalian road cyclist Marco Pantani, Italian football player Alessandro Del Piero. (pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 12 Feb 2017; Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The strongest doesn't always win." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesTechnology, shopping. (pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 12 Feb 2017)  
Other informationILLNESS
In December 2016 he was diagnosed with celiac disease, an inflammation of the small intestine due to gluten intolerance, and colitis, an inflammation of the colon. (Facebook page, 17 Jun 2017)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/fabio.francolini86  
twitter.com/FabioFrancolini  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamAeronautica Militare: Italy  
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA; Enrico Fabris [national], ITA  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Overall13  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps23  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall31  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Overall38  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start53