Athlete Profile - Arianna FONTANA

Arianna FONTANA
Birth Date:  14 Apr 1990
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  163
Weight (Kg):  60

Arianna FONTANA - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Sat, 10 Feb 19:46EST
Ladies' 500m Heat 2
Finished
Sat, 10 Feb 20:58EST
Ladies' 3,000m Relay Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 19:00
Ladies' 500m Quarterfinal 1
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 20:11
Ladies' 500m Semifinal 1
Finished
Tue, 13 Feb 21:09EST
Ladies' 500m Final A
Finished
Sat, 17 Feb 19:00
Ladies' 1,500m Heat 1
Finished
Sat, 17 Feb 20:17EST
Ladies' 1,500m Semifinal 2
Finished
Sat, 17 Feb 21:09EST
Ladies' 1,500m Final A
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 19:09EST
Ladies' 1,000m Heat 4
Finished
Tue, 20 Feb 20:29EST
Ladies' 3,000m Relay Final A
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 19:17EST
Ladies' 1,000m Quarterfinal 2
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 19:51
Ladies' 1,000m Semifinal 1
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 20:29EST
Ladies' 1,000m Final A
Finished

Legend

EST: Estimated Start Time

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocation500m1,000m1,500mRelay
2014Sochi, RUS21633
2010Vancouver, BC, CAN31296
2006Turin, ITA116-3

World Championships
YearLocation500m1,000m1,500mRelayOverall
2017Rotterdam, NED21104PEN9
2016Seoul, KOR---5-
2015Moscow, RUS33132
2014Montreal, QC, CAN651939
2013Debrecen, HUN5109510
2012Shanghai, CHN29753
2011Sheffield, GBR22453
2010Sofia, BUL71010511
2009Vienna, AUT16714511
2008Gangneung, KOR101211410
2007Milan, ITA261445
2006Minneapolis, MN, USA112515315

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
Year500m1,000m1,500m
2017/201831010
2016/201744018
2015/201620--
2014/20156144
2013/201433-
2011/20121--
2006/20072--

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
Year500m1,000m1,500mRelay
2017/20182 x 2nd1 x 3rd1 x 5th1 x 3rd
2016/20172 x 2nd1 x 7th1 x 5th2 x 2nd
2015/20161 x 4th--2 x 1st
2014/20152 x 1st1 x 1st1 x 1st2 x 2nd

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
RankYearEventLocation
22017/2018500mShanghai, CHN
22017/2018500mBudapest, HUN
32017/20181,000mShanghai, CHN
32017/20183,000m RelayShanghai, CHN
52017/20181,500mShanghai, CHN
62017/20183,000m RelayDordrecht, NED
72017/2018500mDordrecht, NED
72017/20181,500mSeoul, KOR
82017/2018500mSeoul, KOR
82017/20183,000m RelaySeoul, KOR
82017/20183,000m RelayBudapest, HUN

European Championships
YearLocation500m1,000m1,500mRelayOverall
2018Dresden, GER21451
2017Turin, ITA45111
2015Dordrecht, NED---44
2014Dresden, GER----3
2013Malmo, SWE----1
2012Mlada Boleslav, CZE---21
2011Heerenveen, NED---31
2010Dresden, GER----2
2009Turin, ITA----1
2008Ventspils, LAT----1
2007Sheffield, GBR---2-
2006Krynica, POL---12


Legend
DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, PEN - Penalty
Nickname Ary, Freccia Bionda [Blond Arrow], Angelo Biondo [Blond Angel]. (Instagram profile, 01 Feb 2017; repubblica.it, 15 Jan 2017; eurosport.com, 30 Nov 2016)
Hobbies Shopping, movies, music, reading, animals, collecting shoes. (pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 01 May 2017)
Occupation Athlete
Family Husband Anthony Lobello
Languages spoken English, Italian
Coach Kenan Gouadec [national], CAN (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives Her husband Anthony Lobello has competed in short track at the Olympic Winter Games. He represented United States of America at the 2006 Games in Turin, and skated for Italy at the 2014 Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Feb 2017; Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)
Injuries At age 12 she broke her ankle and was unable to skate for three months. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Start She began inline skating at age four in Sondrio, Italy, and took up short track in Valmalenco, Italy. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Reason She followed her older brother Alessandro into the sport. He started skating a year before her. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Ambition To win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Memorable Achievement Winning the overall competition at the 2008 European Championships in Ventspils, Latvia. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Hero Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Influence Her husband Anthony, and Bulgarian short track skater Evgenia Radanova. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Philosophy "Follow your passion." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
Awards In October 2017 it was announced she would be Italy's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (quotidiano.net, 24 Oct 2017; insidethegames.biz, 22 Oct 2017)

She was Italy's flag bearer during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (insidethegames.biz, 22 Oct 2017)

She was made a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2006. (quirinale.it, 2006)
Additional information General
BREAK
She did not compete for a significant part of the 2015/16 season. "I was pretty tired mentally. My body was ready to race again but my mind was not. It was hard for me. After the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi I had some doubts about whether to keep skating or not. Maybe it would have been better to take that year right after the Olympic Games off, but I decided to keep going. It is not that I regret it but I had some hard times that season. So I was like, it is better that I really take a step back so I can just focus on myself, my family and friends and spend some time with them." (isu.org, 10 Jan 2017)

LANDMARKS
She became the first Italian female skater to win an individual Olympic medal in short track when she claimed bronze in the 500m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She also became the youngest Italian to win an Olympic Winter Games medal when she was part of the team that finished third in the 3000m relay at the 2006 Games in Turin. (ilsussidiario.net, 13 Feb 2012; ilgiornale.it, 24 Feb 2006)

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