Sergey Marchuk

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Sergey Marchuk
Personal information
Birth name Sergey Vasilyevich Marchuk
Nationality Russian
Born (1953-04-13) April 13, 1953 (age 62)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Country Soviet Union
Sport Speed skating
Club Dynamo Moscow
Turned pro 1973
Retired 1980
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 38.45 (1977)
1000 m: 1:14.65 (1977)
1500 m: 1:56.4 (1977)
3000 m: 3:56.65 (1977)
5000 m: 6:57.68 (1977=
10 000 m: 14:39.56 (1977)

Sergey Vasilyevich Marchuk (Russian: Серге́й Васильевич Марчук) (born 13 April 1952) is a former speed skater from the Soviet Union.


In 1977, Marchuk skated 3:56.65 on the 3,000 m on the fast Medeo rink of Alma-Ata, significantly below Ard Schenk's world record time of 4:08.3. Unfortunately for Marchuk, the tournament had not been approved by the International Skating Union (ISU) and so his time was not recognised as a world record. It would be 15 years before anyone, officially or unofficially, skated the 3,000 m faster than Marchuk had. This happened in 1992 when Thomas Bos skated an official world record of 3:56.16 at the indoor arena of Calgary – the Olympic Oval. Marchuk had his best year in 1978 when he became Soviet Allround Champion, European Allround Champion, and won bronze at the World Allround Championships.


An overview of medals won by Marchuk at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each. He participated at least once in all the championships that are listed.

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics
World Allround 1978
World Cup
European Allround 1978 1979
Soviet Allround 1977

Personal records[edit]

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Marchuk skated his personal records.

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 38.45 26 March 1977 Medeo 37.00
1,000 m 1:14.65 12 March 1977 Medeo 1:15.70
1,500 m 1:56.4  25 December 1976 Medeo 1:55.61
3,000 m 3:56.65 11 March 1977 Medeo 4:08.3 
5,000 m 6:57.68 29 December 1980 Medeo 6:56.9 
10,000 m 14:39.56 3 April 1977 Medeo 14:38.08
Big combination 164.187 20 March 1977 Medeo 165.884

Note that Marchuk's personal record on the 1,000 m was not recognised as a world record by the ISU because he skated it at a non-approved meet. In addition, Eric Heiden skated even faster (1:14.47) at that same meet. Marchuk's personal record on the 3,000 m was set during that same non-approved meet, so it was not recognised as a world record either. Finally, Marchuk's personal record on the big combination was not a world record either because Jan Egil Storholt skated 163.221 at that same meet.

Marchuk has an Adelskalender score of 162.996 points. He was number one on the Adelskalender for 350 days in 1977 and 1978.


  • Eng, Trond. All Time International Championships, Complete Results: 1889 - 2002. Askim, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2002.
  • Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Internasjonale Mesterskap 1889 - 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior, allround/sprint. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.

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