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Alexandra Ianculescu

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About Alexandra

Height: 5’7″ / 169 cm
Weight: 130lbs / 60 kg
Birth date: 1991/10/21 in Sibiu, ROM
Residence: Calgary, AB
Boots: Apex Custom
Blades: Maplez 16.5”
Glasses: Oakley Radar EV Orange
Music: Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Kygo
Food: Sushi, Korean BBQ.
Favourite rink: Collalbo, Italia
Languages: Romanian, German, English and French
Hobbies: Skating, cooking, painting, road/track cycling, tennis and skiing.

Alexandra is an Olympic long track speed skater, living and training in Calgary, Alberta since 2008. Alexandra competes in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m distances.

Alexandra was born in 1991, in Romania. She started skiing and skating at the age of 2. Her mother was a Romanian national champion speed skater in 1986, and encouraged Alex to pursue her dreams as a speed skater.

After moving to Toronto, Ontario with her parents and younger sister, in 2001, Alexandra started speed skating in fall 2001 with the Toronto Cyclones Short Track.

In 2008, Alexandra left her family behind at the age of 16, moved to Calgary to pursue her dream of representing Canada on the world stage.  She represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in Seinajoki, Finland and Groningen, Netherlands in 2011. Alex was then selected for the Canadian National Senior Team, for the World Cup Circuit in Japan, Korea, Holland and Germany in 2014. She has since competed in 2 World Sprint Championships, and over 48 World Cup Competitions.

Alexandra currently holds two national records, the 500m, and the 1000m.

Alexandra loves to paint and draw in her free time, which she also sells to support her skating career. A big fan of Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones, she finds time for friends, family and enjoys going to rock concerts when she isn’t cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Alex has competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea, placing 31st in the ladies 500.

  • I don’t set goals based on time. I go as hard as I can every time to see what my body is capable of. It’s exciting to see how far I can push it

    Alexandra Ianculescu
  • If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done

  • Obstacles are the things you see when you take your eyes off your goal

  • The key is to raise the bar every single day, so the day that you perform, you know the work has been done and you are ready to go

    Alexandra Ianculescu

The Team 2018

We believe in passion, drive and hard work.

Sanda Langer

Sanda Langer

Mom View Details

Sanda Langer

Mom
Gregg Planert

Gregg Planert

Long track Coach / Mentor View Details

Gregg Planert

Long track Coach / Mentor
Dan Perdue

Dan Perdue

Sport Psychologist View Details

Dan Perdue

Sport Psychologist
Sanda Langer

Sanda Langer

Mom

My mom is one of my inspirations for skating. She has always been there for me, regardless of what I was dealing with. My mom is the reason I am able to live my dream and was able to move to Calgary alone at such a young age to pursue my dreams.

Sanda was born in Romania and started skiing at a very young age. While pursuing that, she also enrolled in speed skating, with her sister. She became very good at it, and in 1986, at age 16 she won the overall Romanian National Champion title. More competitions were to come but with her parents being University teachers, didn’t allow her to continue with the sport since education was more important to them.

Sanda presently continues her involvement in speed skating as my personal “down-to-Earth” bringer and supporter. Sanda is a very successful personal trainer, Bowen therapist and lifestyle consultant in Ontario.

Gregg Planert

Gregg Planert

Long track Coach / Mentor

Gregg was born in Chicago, USA (DA BEARS!!) and moved to Kitchener, Ontario in 1960. His family was manufacturing speed skates in Chicago since 1904. In 1960, his father relocated the family to Kitchener to work at the Bauer Skate factory to continue making Planert Speed Skates. Gregg started competitive skating in 1963 when he competed in the Canadian Championships, and later made the National Team from 1971 to 1976.

In 1980 he moved to Winnipeg and started coaching in the Winnipeg Club. Some of the skaters that were coached by Gregg were Susan and Derrick Auch.
In 1985, he travelled to China to help establish their Short Track program and returned in 1986 to work with both the Long and Short Track programs.

In 1987, Gregg moved to Calgary when the Olympic Oval opened. He apprenticed under Jack Walters during that season and coached Catriona LeMay-Doan during her first year in Calgary. He has worked with Teramasu Osada, the head coach of the Fujikyu Speed Skating Team, one of the top professional teams in Japan, for 20 years.

Gregg is now the Technical Competition Coordinator for all competitions in the Oval. He has been running major competitions for many years and was the Chief of Competition at the Vancouver Olympics in Long Track Skating. Alexandra and Gregg have been working together since November of 2012.

Dan Perdue

Dan Perdue

Sport Psychologist

Dan Perdue is President of LEVEL 12 and a management consultant to some of North America’s leading organizations. He is a proven authority in performance psychology, having over twenty years of success in management, training and the development of high performance people. He is trained and certified in Neuro Associative Conditioning (NAC), which is the science of success conditioning and is one of the most powerful strategies for conditioning your mind and emotions to behave in ways that will consistently lead you in the direction of your goals. Top performers in business, sports and entertainment choose to work with Dan for improving their performance because they know Dan will provide the edge they need to step up and stand out.

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After competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, I am hungry for me. I want to achieve my ultimate dream of competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics for track cycling, and finish my speed skating career strong in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

With  your financial help I can focus solely on training, recovery and competing at my full potential. Therefore, your support goes a long way and I appreciate it more than you can imagine.

 

 

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Results

Here you will find a few of my Results & Achievements.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE 

2018/2019

Date
Event
Location
Nov 16 – Nov 18, 2018

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Obihiro /JPN
Nov 23 – Nov 25, 2018

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Harbin /CHN
Dec 07 – Dec 09, 2018

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Berlin /GER
Dec 14 – Dec 16, 2018

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Heerenveen /NED
Jan 11 – Jan 13, 2019

ISU European Speed Skating Championships

Collalbo /ITA
Feb 01 – Feb 03, 2019

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Hamar /NOR
Feb 23 – Feb 24, 2019

ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships

Heerenveen /NED

RECORDS 

My Personal Records

500m 38,80 December 2013 Calgary (CAN)
1000m 1.16, 75 October 2014 Calgary (CAN)
1500m 2.00,77 January 2014 Calgary (CAN)
3000m 4.32,05 November 2009 Calgary (CAN)
5000m 8.51,02 December 2010 Quebec City (CAN)

Ladies World Records

500m 36,36 Lee Sang-Hwa Nov 2013 Calgary (CAN)
1000m 1.12,58 Brittany Bowe Nov 2013 Calgary (CAN)
1500m 1.51,79 Cindy Klassen Nov 2005 Salt lake City (USA)
3000m 3.53,34 Cindy Klassen Mar 2006 Calgary (CAN)
5000m 6.45,61 Martina Sablikova Mar 2007 Salt lake City (USA)

GOALS 

Season Goals

  • Race 2018 Canadian National Track Championships in Milton, Ontario
  • Compete in World Single Distance Championships in Inzell 2019
  • Compete in World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen 2019
  • Compete in ISU European Championships in Collalbo 2019

Career Goals

  • Represent Canada at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games (track cycling)
  • Compete at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games (speed skating)
  • World Sprint Champion
  • Grow my personal business of online personal training
  • Empower young women through sport
  • Publish my first cookbook post 2018 Olympics
  • Design P/T for lululemon Canada’s Women & Go line

ACHIEVEMENTS 
  • 2018 Winter Olympic Games
  • 2018 World Sprint Championships, China, 18th place
  • 2017 World Sprint Championships, Calgary, 28th place
  • 2018 National Record Holder 500m & 1000m Romania
  • 1st place finish in 500m Canadian competitions point ranking (2013-2014)
  • 2nd place finish in 1000m Canadian competitions point ranking (2013-2014)
  • 2014 – 500m track record in Canada Cup 3 – Saskatoon
  • 2014- 3rd in 1000m Canada Cup 3 – Saskatoon
    • Gold & Bronze in 500m North American Championships 2014
    • Gold and Silver in 1000m North American Championships 2014
    • 6th in Canada at Olympic Trials in 1000m
    • 7th in combined 500m at Canadian Olympic Trials.
    • Represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in Finland and World Cup Final in the Netherlands 2010-2011

Media

2018 Winter Olympic Games

2018 Winter Olympic Games

Media
Calgary WC warm up (Schaatsfotos)

Calgary WC warm up (Schaatsfotos)

Racing
Okanagan Training

Okanagan Training

Training
For Sale – Sponsorship Campaign

For Sale – Sponsorship Campaign

Personal
World Cups 2014

World Cups 2014

Racing
On ice training

On ice training

Training
Dry land training

Dry land training

Training
The Beauty of Sport 2014

The Beauty of Sport 2014

Personal
Olympic Trials 2013

Olympic Trials 2013

Racing
Personal Pictures

Personal Pictures

Personal

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