Michael Florian Hadschieff



Olympic medalist


Michael Florian Hadschieff (born 5 October 1963 in Innsbruck, Austria) is a former speed skater.

At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Michael Hadschieff participated in all five distances (500 m - 1,000 m - 1,500 m - 5,000 m - 10,000 m), winning medals in two of those. This performance earned him the first place in the Adelskalender, the all-time allround speed skating ranking, taking over first place from Nikolay Gulyayev. Only 3 days later, he lost this first place to Eric Flaim.

Hadschieff won two World Cups: On the 1,500 m in 1986 and on the 1,000 m in 1989. His second win was a first place shared with Eric Flaim. Other notable results include winning silver at the European Allround Championships and bronze at the World Allround Championships, both in 1987.

Hadschieff was awarded the Austrian Sportler des Jahres ("Sportsman of the Year") title in 1986.