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Sergey Klevchenya

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSergey Konstantinovich•Klevchenya
Used nameSergey•Klevchenya
Original nameСергей Константинович•Клевченя
Born21 January 1971 in Barnaul, Altay Kray (RUS)
Measurements176 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsArmy Sports Club, Barnaul
NOC Russian Federation Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Sergey Klevchenya arose as a top sprinter in the 1992/1993 season, placing second in the 500 m World Cup and third in the 1,000 m, while winning three races. He went into the 1994 Olympics with a second place at the World Sprint Championships in his pocket, and made good on that promise by finishing second in the Olympic 500 m (behind compatriot Aleksandr Golubyov) and third in the 1,000 m. He went on to win the 1996 and 1997 World Sprint Championships. Despite these excellent performances, Klevchenya failed to adopt quickly to the new clap skates that dominated the 1998 Olympics, and his results in Nagano were poor by his standards. He managed to climb up the ranks once more, this time peaking with a 3rd place over 1,000 m at the 2001 World Distance Championships - an event he had won back in 1996. Domestically, Klevchenya was the Russian sprint all-around champion in 1993, 1995 and 1999, while being a runner-up in 1992 and 2000. He never won a Russian distance title, but won the 500 m and 1,000 m bronzes at the 1991 Soviet Championships and 500 m silver at the 1992 CIS Championships. Following his retirement, Sergey Klevchenya became sprint coach of the national team. He later also coached the national team of Kazakhstan.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.00 (2001); 1000 – 1:08.41 (2002); 1500 – 1:49.24 (2002); 5000 – 7:18.79 (1989).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) EUN RUS Sergey Klevchenya
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
1994 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Sergey Klevchenya
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Sergey Klevchenya
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 33
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Sergey Klevchenya
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 13
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1994 Winter Olympics 14 February 1994 Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Final Standings 36.39 2

Special Notes