Ruslan Zakharov

Ruslan Albertovich Zakharov (Russian: Руслан Альбертович Захаров; born 24 March 1987) is a Russian short track and long track speed skater (since 2017).[1]

Ruslan Zakharov
Vladimir Putin and Puslan Zakharov 24 February 2014.JPG
Personal information
NationalityRussian
Born (1987-03-24) 24 March 1987 (age 34)
Gorky, Soviet Union
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
CountryRussia
SportSpeed skating
Event(s)Mass start
ClubCSKA Moscow
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking10 (1500m)
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's short track speed skating
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi 5000 m relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Malmö 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2014 Dresden 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dordrecht 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2011 Heerenveen 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Heerenveen 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2017 Torino 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Ventspils 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Heerenveen Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Heerenveen 1000 m
Men's speed skating
World Single Distances Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Salt Lake City Team pursuit
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Kolomna Mass start
Representing Russian Skating Union Russian Skating Union
Men's speed skating
World Single Distances Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Heerenveen Team pursuit

CareerEdit

Zakharov competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Russia. In the 500 metres and 1000 metres, he placed fourth in his round one heat, failing to advance, and in the 1500 metres, he placed sixth, also failing to advance. His best overall finish was in the 500, where he placed 27th.[2]

As of 2013, Zakharov's best performance at the World Championships came in 2008, when placed 8th in the 1500 metres. He also won a gold medal as a member of the Russian relay team at the 2013 European Championships, and placed 3rd in the overall competition at the 2011 European Championships.[3]

As of 2013, Zakharov has four ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup podium finishes, all as part of the 5000m relay team. His best finishes are silver medals in 2012–13 at Calgary and in 2013–14 at Torino and Kolomna. His top World Cup ranking is 10th, in the 1500 metres in 2012–13.[3]

World Cup podiumsEdit

Short trackEdit

[3]

Date Season Location Rank Event
21 October 2012 2012–13 Calgary   5000m Relay
10 February 2013 2012–13 Sochi   5000m Relay
10 November 2013 2013–14 Torino   5000m Relay
17 November 2013 2013–14 Kolomna   5000m Relay

Long trackEdit

[3]

Date Season Location Rank Event
16 November 2018 2018–19 Obihiro   Team pursuit
24 November 2019 2019–20 Tomaszów Mazowiecki   Team pursuit
8 December 2019 2019–20 Nur-Sultan   Team pursuit
14 December 2019 2019–20 Nagano   Team pursuit

Overall rankingsEdit

Season Event Rank
2018–19 Mass start  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ISU. Biographies & Statistics.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "ISU Biography".

External linksEdit