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Yuri Confortola


SportShort Track
Born24 Apr 1986 in Tirano 
OccupationPolice Athlete
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.869 20 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:23.354 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:11.057 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 4:40.648 31 Jan 2010 Bormio  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2000m Relay   1    
    5000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay   1    
World Team Championships
World Team Championships
    Team   1 1  
European Championships
European Championships
    5000m Relay 8 1 2  
    Overall     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCS Carabinieri: Italy  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe struggled with lower back problems in 2022. (, 19 Aug 2022)

In September 2021 he fractured the scaphoid bone of his left wrist in a crash during training. The injury prevented him from competing at the 2021 Italian Championships in Bormio. (, 24 Sep 2021;, 27 Sep 2021)

In February 2016 he fractured the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg after falling during a training session in Courmayeur, Italy. He had broken the same bones in his right leg in November 2010 after falling during a race in Quebec, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019, 11 Nov 2017;, 28 Feb 2016;, 10 Oct 2011)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 1992 in Bormio, Italy. At age 15 he began training seriously.  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My sister was a skater and in Bormio [Italy] short track is a popular sport. I love competition. The will of being stronger than the others. That made me choose a sporting career."  
Name of coachDerrick Campbell [national]; Nicola Rodigari [national]  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go fast and have fun." (Athlete, 05 Feb 2014)  
Hero / IdolAustrian alpine skier Hermann Maier, US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (, 02 Jan 2020)  
HobbiesCooking, bicycling, DIY. (, 05 Feb 2022)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a silver medal in the 2000m mixed relay and a bronze medal in the 5000m men's relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and winning gold in the 1500m at the 2022 World Cup event in Nagoya, Japan. (Instagram profile, 18 Feb 2022, 07 Feb 2022;, 05 Feb 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Oct 2022)  
AmbitionsTo become a national coach. (, 03 Jun 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains up to six hours daily, six days per week.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationJOURNEY
He has had a long career with the Italian men's relay team, a journey that had taken him to five editions of the Olympic Winter Games and finally he accomplished his goal of winning a medal at the 2022 edition in Beijing. "I've been so many years in the national team. I've seen lots of skaters and I have experienced how the men's relay has evolved. I came in 2005 [to the national team] and the team was strong. During the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin we finished just short of the medals in fourth place. In [the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in] Vancouver we were still strong but then came a low point I think because we lost depth in the team. In 2018 the arrival of some youngsters gave the team some fresh air. I also had some bad moments with injuries, specially that of 2016. So I recognised I've passed through a growing up period even if at my age that's not a normal thing. But I then arrived to my peak in [the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in] Beijing." (, 03 Jun 2022)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2005/2006 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2004/2005 World Team Championships Team2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall3  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 World Team Championships Team3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall4  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2006/2007 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2006 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m5  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2009/2010 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2004/2005 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2005/2006 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall6  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall6  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall6  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m6  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m6  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2007/2008 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m7  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall7  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m7  
    2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall8  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m8  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m9  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m9  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m10  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall10  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m11  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m11  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m11  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m11  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall12  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m12  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall13  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall13  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m14  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m15  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall16  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m17  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m17  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall17  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall18  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m18  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m19  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall19  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m19  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m20  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall20  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall21  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m21  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall21  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m21  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m22  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m23  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m23  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m23  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m23  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m23  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m23  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall23  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall24  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m25  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall26  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m27  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m28  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships Overall29  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m29  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m30  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m30  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall31  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m31  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m32  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m34  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m41  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m42  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 Nagoya 1500m1  
    2006/2007 Heerenveen 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m2  
    2006/2007 Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m3  
    2007/2008 Turin 1500m3  
    2018/2019 Turin 5000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2007/2008 Turin 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Quebec, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m7  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m9  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m9  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m10  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m11  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m13  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m19  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m21  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m24  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m25  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m25  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m25  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m31  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m32  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m33  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m40  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2004/2005 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m49  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m58  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification Overall69  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m72  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m72  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m74  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m77  
    2004/2005 World Cup Classification 1500m78  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m79  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m85  
    2005/2006 World Cup Classification 500m89  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m98