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Pavel Kulizhnikov

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS12004199401
NOCRussia
Born20 Apr 1994 in  Vorkuta
GenderMen
ResidenceKolomna, RUS
LanguagesRussian
OccupationAthlete
FamilyWife Tatyana
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 33.61 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:05.69 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.26 22 Jan 2015 Kolomna  
    5000m 7:04.65 04 Feb 2012 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m 2      
    500m 1 1    
    1000m 2 2    
    Team Sprint     1  
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 3      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    500m 1   1  
    1000m 2      
    Team Sprint 2      
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe was named Sportsman of the Year at the 2020 National Sports Awards held by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 09 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 01 Jun 2022)
 
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachDmitry Dorofeyev [national, personal], RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age 12 in Kolomna, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesPasha, Kuli (Athlete, 20 Nov 2021; schaatsen.nl, 12 Dec 2021)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/pav.kulizhnickov  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamKrasnodar Regional Olympic Training Centre in Winter Sports [RUS] / Monchegorsk Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS] / Central Sports Army Club [RUS]:  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe suffered a groin injury following his victory in the 500m at the 2020/21 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and missed the same event on the following day of the competition. (isu.org, 31 Jan 2021)

In December 2020 he contracted COVID-19 and could not compete at the 2021 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (isu.org, 20 Jan 2021)

In 2019 he twisted his right ankle and missed the first three events of the 2019/20 World Cup season. (matchtv.ru, 30 Dec 2019)

In June 2018 he underwent meniscus [knee] surgery. He returned to training the following month. (sport-express.ru, 22 Aug 2018; tass.ru, 27 Jul 2018)

A groin injury forced him to miss the 2017 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 01 Jan 2017)

He required surgery ahead of the 2015/16 season after injuring his collarbone during a training camp in Calgary, AB, Canada. (tass.ru, 01 Sep 2015)
 
Other informationSANCTION
He tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexanamine at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Obihiro, Japan. He was stripped of the gold and bronze medals he won at the tournament, and suspended for a two-year period. He was eligible to return to competition in March 2014. (theguardian.com, 08 Mar 2016; isu.org, 31 Aug 2012)
 
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis father took him to the local ice rink where he played ice hockey before trying speed skating. "I actually started training at the speed skating club in summer camps off the ice. I really fell in love with the sport when I finally got to skate on real clap skates with a real skinsuit."  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesE-sports. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Overall1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2019/2020 Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Nagano 1000m1  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2014/2015 Obihiro 1000m1  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2017/2018 Erfurt 500m1  
    2018/2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2018/2019 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2014/2015 Erfurt 500m1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Obihiro 500m1  
    2018/2019 Obihiro 1000m1  
    2014/2015 Obihiro 500m1  
    2014/2015 Seoul 500m1  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2018/2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m1  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 1000m1  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2015/2016 Stavanger 500m1  
    2018/2019 Hamar 500m1  
    2015/2016 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2014/2015 Seoul 1000m1  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 Stavanger 500m1  
    2018/2019 Hamar 500m1  
    2015/2016 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2015/2016 Stavanger 1000m1  
    2015/2016 Stavanger 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Harbin 500m1  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2014/2015 Seoul 500m1  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Nagano 500m2  
    2019/2020 Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2014/2015 Obihiro 500m2  
    2018/2019 Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Obihiro 500m2  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Astana 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Astana 500m2  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Harbin 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Nagano 500m3  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2017/2018 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Nagano 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Astana 500m3  
    2016/2017 Harbin 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall8  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall14  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m19  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m28