Enrico Fabris

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Enrico Fabris
Enrico Fabris 2006.jpg
Enrico Fabris at a 2006 World Cup in Thialf (Heerenveen, The Netherlands)
Personal information
Born (1981-10-05) 5 October 1981 (age 33)
Asiago, Vicenza
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Website Official Website
Sport
Country  Italy
Sport Speed skating

Enrico Fabris (born 5 October 1981, Asiago, province of Vicenza) is a former Italian long track speed skater who has won three World Cup races and became the first European Allround Champion from Italy when he won the 2006 European Championships one month before the Winter Olympics in Turin. In 2007 he won also the silver medal and in 2008 the bronze medal. Fabris is also a six-time Italian Allround Champion.[1]

Biography[edit]

At the 2006 Olympics he won a bronze medal in the men's 5,000 m event, Italy's first ever Olympic medal in speed skating.[1] Five days later, he was in the winning team on the team pursuit event, to claim Italy's first Olympic speed skating gold. With a time of one minute, 45.97 seconds in the 1,500 m race, Fabris claimed his third medal and defeated American favourites Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick to become the first non-American to win an individual men's event through the first four races of the Turin Winter Games.[2] On 10 November 2007 he took the 5,000 meter world record with 6.07.40, which he lost one week later, when Sven Kramer skated faster in Calgary.[3]

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Distance Time
(min:sec.dec)
Place Date
500 m 35.99 Calgary-Olympic Oval 18 Mar 2006
1,000 m 1:09.68 Turin-Oval Lingotto 20 Jan 2007
1,500 m 1:43.68 Salt Lake City-Kearns 9 Nov 2007
3,000 m 3:40.23 Calgary-Olympic Oval 5 Nov 2007
5,000 m 6:06.06 Salt Lake City-Kearns 12 Dec 2009
10,000 m 13:10.60 Calgary-Olympic Oval 19 Mar 2006

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[4]

World records[edit]

Event Time Date Venue
5000 m 6.07,40 November 10, 2007 United States Salt Lake City

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Enrico Fabris - Biography". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Enrico Fabris". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Enrico Fabris". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Enrico Fabris". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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