Igor Zhelezovski

1963 - Today

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Igor Nikolayevich Zhelezovski or Ihar Mikalayevich Zhaliazoŭski (Russian: Игорь Николаевич Железовский; Belarusian: Ігар Мікалаевіч Жалязоўскі; born 1 July 1963) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best sprinters ever. His imposing physical appearance resulted in the nicknames "Igor the Terrible" and "The bear from Minsk". Originally competing for the Soviet Union, then for the Commonwealth of Independent States, and finally for Belarus, he became World Sprint Champion a record number of six times, a record still unequalled as of 2015. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Zhelezovski has received more than 15,747 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Igor Zhelezovski is the 128th most popular skater (down from 94th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Belarus (down from 139th in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Skater.

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Among skaters, Igor Zhelezovski ranks 128 out of 313Before him are Tatiana Totmianina, Albena Denkova, Philippe Candeloro, Evgeni Platov, Uwe-Jens Mey, and Sven Kramer. After him are Oksana Grishuk, Ireen Wüst, Alina Zagitova, Anni Friesinger-Postma, Ilia Kulik, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

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Among people born in 1963, Igor Zhelezovski ranks 557Before him are Raimond van der Gouw, Neil LaBute, Charlie Clouser, Andrea Leadsom, Federico Andahazi, and Mandakini. After him are Ken Flach, Jörg Woithe, Ricardo Peláez, Audrey Niffenegger, John Michael Higgins, and Douglas Wakiihuri.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Igor Zhelezovski ranks 156 out of 274Before him are Vasil Kiryienka (1981), Artem Milevskiy (1985), Iryna Yatchenko (1965), Pavel Sheremet (1971), Andrei Arlovski (1979), and Siarhei Rutenka (1981). After him are Igor Astapkovich (1963), Sergei Borovsky (1956), Andrei Mikhnevich (1976), Sergey Koplyakov (1959), Angelica Agurbash (1970), and Vitali Kutuzov (1980).

Among SKATERS In Belarus

Among skaters born in Belarus, Igor Zhelezovski ranks 1After him are Natalia Mishkutionok (1970).