Athlete Profile - Abzal AZHGALIYEV

Abzal AZHGALIYEV
Birth Date:  30 Jun 1992
Age:  25
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  178
Weight (Kg):  69

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's 500m 9
Men's 5,000m Relay 6

Abzal AZHGALIYEV - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 20:32
Men's 5,000m Relay Heat 1
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 19:55EST
Men's 500m Heat 6
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 19:06EST
Men's 500m Quarterfinal 4
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 19:42
Men's 500m Semifinal 1
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 20:52
Men's 5,000m Relay Final B
Finished

Legend

EST: Estimated Start Time

Biographical Information

Highlights

Olympic Winter Games

YearLocationRelay
2014 Sochi, RUS 5


World Championships

YearLocationRelay
2017 Rotterdam, NED 6


World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

Year500m1,000m1,500m
2017/2018 12 45 -
2016/2017 2 37 -
2015/2016 38 88 84
2014/2015 41 58 -


World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015

Year500m1,000m1,500mRelay
2017/2018 2 x 7th 1 x 27th - 1 x 5th
2016/2017 1 x 1st 1 x 8th - 2 x 3rd
2015/2016 1 x 14th 1 x 26th 1 x 30th 2 x 6th
2014/2015 1 x 13th 1 x 18th - 1 x 6th


World Cup - Ten best performances in current season

RankYearEventLocation
5 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Seoul, KOR
7 2017/2018 500m Seoul, KOR
7 2017/2018 500m Budapest, HUN
7 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Budapest, HUN
11 2017/2018 5,000m Relay Dordrecht, NED
16 2017/2018 500m Dordrecht, NED
27 2017/2018 1,000m Shanghai, CHN
29 2017/2018 500m Shanghai, CHN
37 2017/2018 1,000m Seoul, KOR



Legend
DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, PEN - Penalty

Hobbies Football, playing computer games. (informburo.kz, 15 Nov 2016; Athlete, 17 Nov 2015)
Occupation Athlete
Languages spoken English, Kazakh, Russian
Coach Madygali Karsybekov [national, personal], KAZ (skating.kz, 2017)
Start He took up the sport in 2004 in Oral, Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
Ambition To win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (sports.kz, 15 Nov 2016)
Memorable Achievement Winning bronze in the 5000m relay at the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Astana, Kazakhstan, finishing fourth in the 5000m relay at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Courmayeur, Italy, finishing fifth in the 5000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and winning the 500m at the 2016 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (sports.kz, 15 Nov 2016; Athlete, 17 Nov 2015)
Hero US boxer Muhammad Ali, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2015)
Influence His mother, and his coach. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2015, 10 Dec 2015)
Awards He was named flag bearer for Kazakhstan at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (insidethegames.biz, 12 Jan 2018)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (skating.kz, 2017)
Additional information General
HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
He became the first short track skater from Kazakhstan, male or female, to finish on top of the podium at a World Cup event when he won the 500m in 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Oct 2017; mk-kz.kz, 30 Dec 2016)

Social Media

Legend

: This event is Live
: Gold
: Silver
: Bronze
: Gold Medal Event
: Bronze Medal Event
Powered by Atos-Omega
Powered by Atos