Roberto Sighel

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Roberto Sighel
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Roberto Sighel
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1967-02-17) February 17, 1967 (age 51)
Baselga di Pinè, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Country Italy
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 1984
Coached by Maurizio Marchetto
Retired 2004
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 36.93 (2002)
1000 m: 1:12.92 (1999)
1500 m: 1:47.47 (1998)
3000 m: 3:46.80 (1999)
5000 m: 6:25.11 (2002)
10 000 m: 13:26.19 (2002)

Roberto Sighel (born 17 February 1967) is an Italian former speedskater, with particularly strong achievements in the allround samalogue competitions.

Sighel was born in Trento. His skating career was unusually long, competing at top international level from 1988 to 2002. He participated in each of the 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002 Olympics, with 7th place his best result (10,000-m 1988, 5000-m 2002).

Sighel won the 1992 World Allround Championships, where he set a world record with 157.150 (37.38, 6:43,91, 1:52,38, 13:58,39). He also held the world record for one hour skating, with 41.041 km (25.502 mi), skated in Calgary 24 March 1999; this record lasted until Henk Angenent skated 41.669 km (25.892 mi) on 12 March 2004, also in Calgary.

In the World Allround Championships series, his results were 23 (1987), 6 (1988), 15 (1989), 2 (1991), 1 (1992), 6 (1993), 13 (1994), 3 (1995), 13 (1996), 22 (1997), 3 (1998), 4 (1999), 19 (2001), 7 (2002).

Adelskalender[edit]

Very few skaters manage to stay within the top ten of the Adelskalender over several seasons. Sighel is among those few, as he was

  • no. 14 after the 1989 season,
  • no. 15 after 1990,
  • no. 9 after 1991,
  • no. 2 after 1992,
  • no. 3 after 1993,
  • no. 4 after 1994,
  • no. 4 after 1995,
  • no. 5 after 1996,
  • no. 7 after 1997,
  • no. 3 after 1998,
  • no. 3 after 1999,
  • no. 5 after 2000,
  • no. 13 after 2001,
  • and no. 10 at career finish at 2002.

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 36.93 March 15, 2002 Heerenveen
1000 m 1:12.92 January 26, 1999 Collalbo
1500 m 1:47.47 March 29, 1998 Calgary
3000 m 3:46.80 March 19, 1999 Calgary
5000 m 6:25.11 February 9, 2002 Salt Lake City
10000 m 13:26.19 February 22, 2002 Salt Lake City

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[1]

World record[edit]

Event Time Date Venue
Big combination 157.150 March 22, 1992 Canada Calgary

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roberto Sighel". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Roberto Sighel". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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