Pavel Pegov

Pavel Georgievich Pegov (Russian: Павел Георгиевич Пегов, born 29 November 1956 in Moscow, Russian SFSR) is a former speed skater who specialised in the shorter 500 metres and 1000 metres distances. He studied at the East Siberian Technological Institute and trained with Nina Bobrova, and later at the Armed Forces sports society. He peaked in 1983 when he broke four world records.

Pavel Pegov
Personal information
Full namePavel Georgievich Pegov
Born29 November 1956 (1956-11-29) (age 63)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
SportSpeed skating

Skating for the Soviet Union, Pavel Pegov finished second behind Japanese skater Akira Kuroiwa at the World Sprint Championships of 1983. In March that year, on the Medeo rink at Alma-Ata, he broke Yevgeny Kulikov's two-year-old world record on the 500 m. On the 25th of that month, he clocked 36.68, and a day later he sharpened the record to 36.57. That same weekend, he raced a perfect 1000 m – setting a legendary world record time of 1:12.58. He was the first speed skater to skate the 1000 m in less than 1 minute and 13 seconds and, although Igor Zhelezovski managed to equal this time six years later, Pegov's world record would stand undefeated for over ten years; Kevin Scott clocked 1:12.54 in Calgary 19 December 1993. His four Medeo races of 36.68, 1:12.58, 36.57, and 1:14.83 gave him another world record – the sprint combination samalogue point sum 146.955. This record lasted until Igor Zhelezovski very narrowly improved it to 146.945 in Heerenveen in February 1989.

Pegov never regained his eminence after 1983, finishing only 13th in the 1000 m at the 1984 Winter Olympics. A few weeks after the Olympics, he finished second, behind Sergey Khlebnikov, at the Soviet Sprint Championships. Pegov retired as an elite speed skater in 1985.


World recordsEdit

Over the course of his career, Pegov held four world records:

Discipline Time Date Location
500 m 36.68 25 March 1983   Medeo
1000 m 1:12.58 25 March 1983   Medeo
500 m 36.57 26 March 1983   Medeo
Sprint combination 146.955 26 March 1983   Medeo


Personal recordsEdit

Event Result Date Venue
500 m 36.57 26 March 1983 Medeo
1000 m 1:12.58 25 March 1983 Medeo
1500 m 1:54.62 27 December 1983 Medeo
3000 m 4:11.9  14 April 1977 Medeo
5000 m 7:10.29 29 March 1979 Medeo
10000 m 15:15.3  11 December 1976 Medeo
Big combination 169.046 29 December 1979 Medeo

Pegov has an Adelskalender score of 163.570 points.


  1. ^ "Pavel Pegov". Retrieved 29 August 2012.

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