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Abzal Azhgaliyev


SportShort Track
Born30 Jun 1992 in Oral 
ResidenceAstana, KAZ
LanguagesEnglish, Kazakh, Russian
Higher educationSport Studies - Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism: Almaty, KAZ
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.881 03 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.275 08 Dec 2018 Almaty  
    1500m 2:19.974 02 Feb 2013 Sochi  
    3000m 5:22.460 28 Aug 2010  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachNurbergen Zhumagaziyev [national], KAZ  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age nine. He took up the sport seriously in 2006 in Oral, Kazakhstan.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe and speed skater Yekaterina Aydova were flag bearers for Kazakhstan at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 28 Jan 2022)

He was flag bearer for Kazakhstan at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 16 Sep 2021;, 25 Feb 2018)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (, 30 Nov 2022; Athlete, 02 Oct 2018)
HobbiesPlaying computer games. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2020)  
Hero / IdolUS boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win medals at the world championships and the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just do it." (Athlete, 03 Nov 2018)  
MilestonesHe became the first short track skater representing Kazakhstan to finish on top of the podium at a World Cup event when he won the 500m in 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2017;, 30 Dec 2016)  
InjuriesIn December 2018 he sustained a foot fracture. He returned to competition in September 2019. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019;, 04 Nov 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I liked short track skating from the first training session and continued doing it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe holds a dinner before competitions for his close friends and relatives to attend and wish him luck. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games 500m4  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m9  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall32  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall56  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 500m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m4  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m5  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m8  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m10  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay11  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m14  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay14  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay15  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay15  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m18  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m27  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m29  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m30  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m30  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m31  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m31  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m32  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m33  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m33  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m34  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m35  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m45  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m57  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m58  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m59  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m62  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m69  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m84  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m88  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m78  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m91  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m93  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m110  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m119