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Pietro Sighel


SportShort Track
Born15 Jul 1999
ResidenceBaselga di Piné, ITA
OccupationPolice Athlete
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.973 06 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.907 28 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:11.948 09 Dec 2022 Almaty  
    3000m 5:35.158 24 Feb 2019 Courmayeur  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2000m Relay   1    
    5000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m     1  
    5000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m     1  
    1500m     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    500m 1 1    
    2000m Relay     1  
    5000m Relay   2    
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains twice a day, six days a week.  
Club / TeamGS Fiamme Gialle: Italy  
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport because of his parents.  
Name of coachDerrick Campbell [national]; Nicola Rodigari [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four on a frozen lake in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father Roberto competed in speed skating for Italy at five editions of the Olympic Winter Games between 1988 and 2002. His grandfather Mario also competed in speed skating at national level in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. His older sister Arianna has represented Italy in short track and was part of the women's 3000m relay teams that won bronze at both the world and European championships in 2021. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2021;, 09 Sep 2019;, 14 Mar 2019;, 12 Mar 2021)  
Awards and honoursIn 2022 he was named Person of the Year of the municipality of Baselga di Pine, Italy. (, 27 May 2022)

In July 2021, he was the recipient of the Golden Crystal as Ice Sports Athlete of the Year at the Grand Gala of Ice and Snow awards event, organised by newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian Ice Sports Federation, and the Italian Winter Sports Federation. (, 16 Jul 2021;, 15 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the 2000m mixed relay and a bronze medal in the 5000m men's relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 06 Feb 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Oct 2022)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Hero / IdolGerman Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, Italian Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m1  
    2022/2023 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m2  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m3  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m4  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall7  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m15  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m33  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m34  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m34  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m2  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m6  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay8  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m9  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay15  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m16  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m18  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m20  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m23  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m29  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m31  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m35  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m52  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m71  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m84