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Yuri Confortola

Italy

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTITA12404198601
NOCItaly
Born24 Apr 1986 in Tirano 
GenderMen
ResidenceBormio, ITA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesItalian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.030 14 Nov 2009 Marquette, MI  
    1000m 1:24.788 20 Feb 2010 Vancouver  
    1500m 2:11.057 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 4:40.648 31 Jan 2010 Bormio  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay   1    
World Team Championships
Event  
World Team Championships
    Team   1 1  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay 8   1  
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/yuri.confortola  
twitter.com/yuriconfortola  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 1992 at age six in Bormio, Italy.  
Club / TeamCS Carabinieri: Selva di Val Gardena, ITA  
Reason for choosing this sportShort track is popular in the region where he grew up. His sister was also a skater.  
Name of coachKenan Gouadec [national], CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 1500m at the 2009 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesIn February 2016 he fractured the tibia and fibula in his right leg after falling during a training session in Courmayeur, Italy. He had fractured the same bones in his right leg in November 2010 after falling during a race in Quebec, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017; neveitalia.it, 28 Feb 2016; sottozeronews.com, 10 Oct 2011)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go fast and have fun." (Athlete, 05 Feb 2014)  
HobbiesCycling. (altarezianews.it, 19 Jul 2015)  
Hero / IdolAustrian alpine skier Hermann Maier. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
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  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2004/2005 World Team Championships Team2  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall3  
    2006/2007 World Team Championships Team3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    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  
    2008/2009 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2009/2010 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2004/2005 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  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay6  
    2007/2008 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall7  
    2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay8  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m9  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m10  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall10  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m11  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m11  
    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  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m14  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m15  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall16  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m17  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall18  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m19  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m20  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall21  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall21  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m21  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m21  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m21  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m22  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m23  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m23  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m23  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall24  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m25  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall26  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m27  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships Overall29  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m30  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m30  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall31  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m31  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m7  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m8  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m9  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m9  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay11  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m13  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m15  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m15  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m21  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m24  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m31  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m38  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m40  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m44  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m49  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m49  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m50  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m58  
    2005/2006 World Cup Overall69  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m72  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m72  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m74  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m77  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m78  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m79  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m85  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m89