Igor ZHELEZOVSKY

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Calgary 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1963
Olympic Results

Biography

Igor ZHELEZOVSKY

Igor Zhelezovsky is considered to be one of the best sprinters ever, although he managed only two winter Olympic medals, bronze and silver in the 1,000 m in 1988 and 1994, respectively. Zhelezovsky surprised everyone in March 1983, by setting a 1,500 m world record of 1:54.26 in Medeo. In 1985 Zhelezovsky won the World Sprint Championships, which he would repeat five more times in 1986, 1989 and 1991-93. In addition to his six titles, Zhelezovsky won a bronze at the 1990 World Sprint Championships. In December 1987, Zhelezovsky again broke the 1,500 world record, clocking 1:52.50 at Calgary, on the future Olympic rink. His third and fourth world records came at the 1989 World Sprint Championships, with a 1,000 m record of 1:12.58, finishing the competition with a world record in the sprint all-around. Zhelezovsky also won the World Cup in the 1,000 m from 1991-93. Domestically Zhelezovsky won five Soviet sprint titles – 1985-86 and 1989-91. After finishing his sporting career, Zhelezovsky worked as the president of Belorussian Speed Skating Federation, was a member of the Belorussian Olympic Committee, and from 1996-2001 was the president of Belorussian Paralympic Committee.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.49 (1986); 1000 – 1:12.58 (1989); 1500 – 1:52.50 (1988); 5000 – 7:09.84 (1983); 10000 – 15:40.82 (1983).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#10
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
S
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#8
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#6
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#10
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#6
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
B
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
#4
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating