Alexis Contin (born 19 October 1986) is a French speed skater. He is ranked 63 on the Adelskalender and is coached by Jan van Veen.

Alexis Contin
Contin in 2007
Personal information
Born (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 37)
Saint-Malo, France
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Country France
SportSpeed skating
Medal record
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Gangneung Mass start
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Heerenveen Mass start
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Kolomna Mass start

Contin made his international speedskating debut at the Speed Skating World Cup in December 2005. In January 2007 he competed at an international allround tournament for the first time, finishing 17th at the European Championships held at Collalbo.

In January 2008, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that Contin quit skating, saying that he felt he could not bring himself to focus entirely on longtrack skating. However, Contin made a return to competitive skating in the 2008–09 season.

He competed in the Dutch marathon circuit, until he made his return to the longtrack at the 2009 European Allround Championships at Heerenveen.

He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 4th in the 10,000 metres and 6th in the 5000.[1]

Contin is the holder of the current French records on the 3000 and 5000 metres distances.[2] He also held the French record on the 10000 metres distance for almost 10 years before losing it to Timothy Loubineaud in 2020.[3]

Personal records edit

Personal records[4]
Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 36.57 7 March 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1000 m 1:10.25 19 January 2013 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1500 m 1:44.00 15 November 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
3000 m 3:40.11 25 September 2010 Olympic Oval, Calgary Current French record.[2]
5000 m 6:11.95 10 November 2013 Olympic Oval, Calgary Current French record.[2]
10000 m 13:04.80 8 March 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary French record until beaten by Timothy Loubineaud on 14 February 2020.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ a b c "National Records | France (FRA)". Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "National Records | France (FRA) | Men 10000m". Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Alexis Contin". Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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