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Denis Koval

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS10611199101
NOCRussia
Born06 Nov 1991 in  Irkutsk
GenderMen
Marital status* unknown *
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesRussian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.47 10 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    1000m 1:09.25 26 Jan 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:52.68 03 Feb 2012 Kolomna  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamArmy Sports Club [SKA]: St. Petersburg, RUS  
Name of coachVera Bykova [personal], RUS, from 2008  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began training in 1998 in Irkutsk, Russian Federation.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his father and his older brother into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon, Russian speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
NicknamesDen, Denchik (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Fight for your goal." (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)  
InjuriesIn January 2016 he underwent finger surgery and could not compete at the 2016 National Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (allsportinfo.ru, 20 Jan 2016)  
HobbiesCars. (NOC, 01 Feb 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 31 May 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing seventh in the 500m at the 2013 World Single Distances Championships in Sochi, Russian Federation, and placing 13th in the 500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Famous relativesHis father Anatoly Koval was a Soviet Master of Sport candidate in speed skating. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m13  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m14  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m17  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m31  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m43  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m46  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall49