Olga Fatkulina – Russian skater
Olga Fatkulina is a Russian long-track speed skater, 2014 Olympics silver medalist, 2013 World Champion, 2013 World Cup bronze medalist, Honored Master of Sports of Russia, four-time Champion of Russia, Russian record holder at 1,000 meters.
She competed for Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the women’s 500 m and 1000 m. In the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships she won the gold medal in the 1000 meters race.
Fatkulina was born on January 23, 1990 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Olga’s childhood was hard, and she does not like to talk about it. She is an orphan and was brought up by her grandmother. Her mom died in the mid -1990s when Olga was six years old. She took an overdose of drugs, and when the children called an ambulance, it was too late. Olga and her older brother were brought up by their grandmother. The children didn’t see their father and only then learned that a few years later he died. It was hard to live with grandmother because she was over strict.
While studying at the elementary school 9-year-old girl was engaged in skating. In 2008 she won Russian Junior Championship in Kolomna.
Grandma died in 2009. That time Olga was preparing for the Olympics in Vancouver.
Reporters call her “new Skoblikova” (legendary six-time Olympic champion also was born in Chelyabinsk).
Olga is very open and sociable girl.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Fatkulina showed good results and became 500 m silver medalist.
Olympic silver is a brilliant achievement for Russian skater.