Olga Aleksandrovna Fatkulina is a Russian long-track speed skater. She competed for Russia at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics in the women’s 500 m and 1000 m. In the 2013 World Single Distance Championships she won the gold medal in the 1000 meters race, and a bronze medal in the 500 metres. At the 2014 Winter Olympics she won the silver medal in the 500 meters event.
Medal record: Representing Russia: Women’s speed skating
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi 500 m
World Single Distance Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sochi 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2020 Salt Lake City 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2020 Salt Lake City Team sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Sochi 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Inzell Team sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Salt Lake City 500 m
World Sprint Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Changchun Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Halmar Sprint
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kolomna Team sprint
Gold medal – first place 2020 Heerenveen Team sprint
Gold medal – first place 2020 Heerenveen 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Heerenveen Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Collalbo Sprint
Representing Russian Skating Union Russian Skating Union
World Single Distances Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Heerenveen 500 m
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Olga Fatkulina an exceptionally talented Russian Long-Track Speed Skater, World Single Distance Champion and Olympics silver medalist, here she talks about her workout, diet, beauty secrets and her success story.
You were born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Your love for speed skating started early in life. You won in the 2013 World Single Distance Championships the gold medal in the 1000 speed skating meters race and a bronze medal in the 500 meters. This later propelled your career to the height where you have been at the top of the world as a speed skater. You won the Olympic Silver medal in 2014 at Sochi in 500m speed skating. Tell us more about your journey of exceptional hard work, tenacity, and endurance?
The most motivating thing for me is the loss of my mother and father’s parents at the age of 6. I lived with my brother, my grandmother and my uncle .We lived poorly. Skates gave me hope that I could get out of this poor circle and be better than my relatives. At the age of 15, I wanted to quit skating, but the school and the coach brought me back. When I started earning my first money, it motivated me a lot. There were a lot of injuries throughout my career! Operations. It always just made me angry and made me stronger.
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