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Olga Graf

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS21507198301
NOCRussia
Born15 Jul 1983 in  Omsk
GenderWomen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyHusband Rustam
ResidenceKolomna, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, German, Russian
Higher educationPhysical Education, Sport Studies - Siberian State University of Physical Education and Sport: Omsk, RUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.84 22 Mar 2014 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:19.79 16 Oct 2011 Kolomna  
    1500m 1:55.67 23 Mar 2014 Heerenveen  
    3000m 4:01.31 07 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:55.77 19 Feb 2014 Sochi  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    3000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround   1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     3  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/olga.graf.547  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe used to practise martial arts, but a coach suggested she should try skating.  
Club / TeamCentral Army Sports Club [RUS] / Moscow Region Centre of Olympic Sports [RUS]:  
Name of coachPawel Abratkiewicz [national], POL; Vladimir Rubin, RUS; Valentina Fortunyak, RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 1993 in Omsk, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2014 she injured her knee at a training camp in Inzell, Germany. (sport-express.ru, 13 Aug 2014)  
HobbiesPlaying table hockey and tennis. (Athlete, 29 Jul 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer husband. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Without work, you won't pull a fish out of a pond." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesOlya (ria.ru, 09 Feb 2014)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (infosport.ru, 2018)

She received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [first grade] in recognition of her performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 24 Feb 2014)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze medals in the 3000m and team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m3  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m4  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround4  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround5  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround6  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround6  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m6  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround8  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 3000m10  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m12  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 3000m18  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana 5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 3000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m4  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m7  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall12  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall15  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall21  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall27  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m28  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall30  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m33  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m35  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall37  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m40  
    2009/2010 World Cup 3000/5000m46  
    2007/2008 World Cup 3000/5000m56