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Denis Nikisha


SportShort Track
Born07 Aug 1995 in Kustanai 
ResidenceKokshetau, KAZ
LanguagesEnglish, Kazakh, Russian
Higher educationPhysical Education - Kustanai Social Technical University: Kazakhstan
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.851 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.741 18 Mar 2018 Montreal  
    1500m 2:13.657 17 Mar 2018 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    500m   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachNurbergen Zhumagaziyev [national], KAZ; Pyotr Gamidov [personal], KAZ, from 2006; Ksenia Gamidova [personal], KAZ, from 2006  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2006 in Kustanai, Kazakhstan.  
Club / TeamAkmola Regional School of Supreme Sports Skill: Kazakhstan  
Reason for choosing this sportShort track coaches Ksenia Gamidova and Pyotr Gamidov came to his school and told the students about the sport. He was attracted to the unpredictability and danger of short track.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe was named Male Athlete of the Year in Winter Sports at the 2021 Altyn Samgay national sports awards ceremony held by the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan. (, 12 Dec 2021)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (, 05 Oct 2023; Athlete, 20 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing fifth in the 5000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2021)  
HobbiesCars. (, 05 Dec 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 05 Dec 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"To win, you need to defeat three things: an opponent, yourself, and a judge." (, 05 Dec 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m4  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m6  
    2023/2024 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m7  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m8  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall9  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m11  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m12  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall12  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m13  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay14  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m15  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall17  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m18  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall21  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m23  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m24  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m26  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m26  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m26  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall30  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m31  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m32  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall37  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m1  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m2  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m3  
    2023/2024 Seoul 500m3  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 500m3  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 500m3  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m4  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay6  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m8  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m8  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m9  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall11  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay11  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m12  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m12  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m12  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m13  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m13  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay15  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay15  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay15  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m16  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall17  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m18  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m19  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m20  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m20  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m22  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m23  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m23  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m23  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m23  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m24  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m28  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m29  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m30  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m43  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m45  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m50  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m60  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m62  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m63  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m63  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m66  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m69  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m70  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m71  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m77  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m80  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m87  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m104