Martina Valcepina

Martina Valcepina (born 4 June 1992) is an Italian short-track speed-skater. Her sister Arianna is also a short-track speed skater.

Martina Valcepina
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Valcepina in 2018
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 28)
Sondalo, Italy
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly
SportShort track speed skating
ClubCS Fiamme Gialle
World Cup wins1
Achievements and titles
World finals1
Highest world ranking2 (500m)
Medal record
Women's short track speed skating
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi 3000 m relay
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Dordrecht 3000 m relay
World Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Bormio Team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Heerenveen 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2017 Turin 3000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2018 Dresden 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 3000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2017 Turin 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2018 Dresden Overall
Silver medal – second place 2019 Dordrecht 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2020 Debrecen 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2020 Debrecen 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Heerenveen Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Heerenveen 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Mladá Boleslav Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Debrecen Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Gdańsk 3000 m relay
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Courmayeur Overall

CareerEdit

Valcepina competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Italy. She placed fourth in her round one race of the 500 metres, failing to advance, finishing 31st overall. She was also a member of the Italian 3000 metre relay team, which finished fourth in the semi-finals and third in the B Final, ending up sixth overall.[1]

As of 2013, Valcepina's best performance at the World Championships came in 2012, finishing 4th in the 500 metres. She also won a bronze medal at the 2010 World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships for Italy, and two gold medals at the World Junior Championships.[2]

As of 2013, Valcepina has one ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup victory, as part of the Italian relay team in 2011–12 at Nagoya. She also has eighteen other podium finishes as a member of the relay team. She finished second in the World Cup rankings in the 500 metres in 2011–12.[2]

World Cup PodiumsEdit

[2]

Date Season Location Rank Event
30 November 2008 2008–09 Beijing   3000m Relay
8 February 2009 2008–09 Sofia   3000m Relay
15 February 2009 2008–09 Dresden   3000m Relay
12 December 2010 2010–11 Shanghai   3000m Relay
13 February 2011 2010–11 Moscow   500m
13 February 2011 2010–11 Moscow   3000m Relay
19 February 2011 2010–11 Dresden   500m
20 February 2011 2010–11 Dresden   500m
23 October 2011 2011–12 Salt Lake City   500m
29 October 2011 2011–12 Saguenay   500m
30 October 2011 2011–12 Saguenay   500m
4 December 2011 2011–12 Nagoya   500m
4 December 2011 2011–12 Nagoya   3000m Relay
12 February 2012 2011–12 Nagoya   500m
9 December 2012 2012–13 Shanghai   3000m Relay
3 February 2013 2012–13 Sochi   3000m Relay
29 September 2013 2013–14 Shanghai   3000m Relay
10 November 2013 2013–14 Torino   3000m Relay
17 November 2013 2013–14 Kolomna   3000m Relay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "ISU Biography".

External linksEdit