Arianna Fontana

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Arianna Fontana
Arianna Fontana torino2006.jpg
Fontana in 2006
Personal information
Born (1990-04-14) April 14, 1990 (age 28)
Sondrio, Italy
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Country Italy
SportShort track speed skating
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 42.569
1000 m: 1:29.156
1500 m: 2:15.753
3000 m: 5:01.187

Arianna Fontana (born April 14, 1990) is an Italian short track speed skater, who won eight Olympic medals, among these a gold in the 500m short track at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Arianna specializes in the 500 m event.


At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she won bronze in the 3000 m relay. She placed 11th in the 500m and 6th in the 1000 m.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she won a bronze medal in the 500 metre event, was eliminated in the semifinals of the 1500 metre event, and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 1000 metre event.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she was upgraded from a bronze to a silver medal in the 500 m event after colliding with British skater Elise Christie. Christie was disqualified after causing a crash in the final. She won a bronze medal in the 1500 m event and in the Team-event, and was disqualified in the 1000 m event.

In October 2017, Fontana was named as Italy's flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.[1] She won her first Olympic gold medal here, in the 500 m event.[2] She also won silver in the team event and bronze in the 1000 m event, becoming the women with most medal in this sport.

International podiums[edit]

Competition 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 2 5
World Championships 1 6 7
World Team Championships 0 0 1
World Cup 1 1 4
European Championships 24 12 5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Olympics: Fontana to be flag carrier". Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA). 20 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Final results". Retrieved 20 February 2018.

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Armin Zöggeler
Flagbearer for  Italy
Pyeongchang 2018
Succeeded by