Semion Elistratov

Semion Andreyevich Elistratov (Russian: Семён Андреевич Елистратов; alternatively spelled Semen or Semyon, born 3 May 1990) is a Russian short track speed skater. He is the 2014 Olympic champion in the 5000 m relay and a bronze medalist in the 1500 m at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Semion Elistratov
Semion Elistratov Sochi 2014.jpg
Elistratov at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Full nameSemion Andreyevich Elistratov
NationalityRussian
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 31)
Ufa, RSFSR,
USSR
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
CountryRussia
SportShort track speed skating
ClubMGFSO
World Cup wins6
Achievements and titles
World finals2
Highest world ranking4 (1500 m)
Medal record
Men's short track speed skating
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi 5000 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Moscow 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2013 Debrecen 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Montreal 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Montreal 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Sofia 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Sofia Overall
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Malmö 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2014 Dresden 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2014 Dresden 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dordrecht 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sochi 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sochi 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sochi Overall
Gold medal – first place 2017 Torino 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 2017 Torino Overall
Gold medal – first place 2019 Dordrecht 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2020 Debrecen 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 2021 Gdańsk Overall
Gold medal – first place 2021 Gdańsk 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2021 Gdańsk 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2012 Mladá Boleslav 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2014 Dresden Overall
Silver medal – second place 2014 Dresden 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2015 Dordrecht 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2016 Sochi 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2017 Torino 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2018 Dresden 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2018 Dresden 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2018 Dresden 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Mladá Boleslav Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Malmö 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dordrecht 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dordrecht 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dordrecht Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Torino 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Dresden Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Dordrecht 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Dordrecht Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Dordrecht 5000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Debrecen Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Debrecen 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Debrecen 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Gdańsk 5000 m relay
Representing
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang 1500 m
Representing Russian Skating Union Russian Skating Union
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2021 Dordrecht 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Dordrecht 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Dordrecht Overall

CareerEdit

Elistratov competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Russia. In the 500 metres and 1000 metres, he placed third in his round one heat, failing to advance, and in the 1500 metres, he placed fourth, also failing to advance. In all three events he ended up 24th overall.[1]

As of 2013, Elistratov's best performance at the World Championships came in 2015, when he won a gold medal in 1500 m individual race. Elistratov won gold medals as a member of the Russian relay team at the 2013 and 2014 European Championships, and was runner-up in the overall competition at the 2014 European Championships as well.[2]

As of 2013, Elistratov has two ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup victories, as part of the relay team in 2012–13 at Sochi, and in the 500 metres at Changchun in 2010–11. He also has nine other podium finishes at World Cup events, three as an individual and six in relay races. His top World Cup ranking is 4th, in the 1500 metres in 2012–13.[2]

On 8 March 2016, it was known Elistratov failed a drug test for meldonium and was withdrawn from entry list for Russia's Team to compete at the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea. He was temporarily suspended from the Russian team.[3] On 13 April, the World Anti-Doping Agency gave amnesty to athletes with the presence of less than 1 microgram of meldonium in doping samples in tests conducted on athletes before 1 March 2016 is acceptable, WADA cites due to uncertainties and lack of studies for how long meldonium stays in the body.[4] On 21 April 2016, the International Skating Union lifted its temporary ban on Elistratov and he was reinstated in the team, since the concentration of meldonium was below the threshold.[5]

the International Skating Union's Official Statement was quoted: "In the case of Meldonium, the WADA recognized that there is currently a lack of clear scientific information on excretion time and considers that in certain circumstances there may be grounds for no fault or negligence on the part of the athlete. All mentioned above skaters credibly assured the ISU that they have discontinued the use of Meldonium prior to 1 January 2016, when the substance was included in the prohibited list. In light of the given information, the ISU has decided to lift the provisional suspension imposed on the four skaters, with immediate effect, to stay the results management process and consequently not to disqualify any results at the present stage."[6]

World cup podiumsEdit

[2]

  • 11 victories – (1 × 500 m, 3 × 1000 m, 1 × 1500, 4 × 5000 m relay, 2 × 2000 m mixed relay)
  • 34 podiums – (3 × 500 m, 11 × 1000 m, 8 × 1500, 10 × 5000 m relay, 2 × 2000 m mixed relay)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Place
1 2010–11 5 December 2010     Changchun, China 500 m  
2 2011–12 30 October 2011     Saguenay, Canada 5000 m relay  
3 4 December 2011     Nagoya, Japan 5000 m relay  
4 11 February 2012     Dordrecht, the Netherlands 1500 m  
5 2012–13 21 October 2012     Calgary, Canada 5000 m relay  
6 27 October 2012     Montreal, Canada 1500 m  
7 3 February 2013     Sochi, Russia 5000 m relay  
8 3 February 2013     Sochi, Russia 1000 m  
9 10 February 2013     Dresden, Germany 5000 m relay  
10 2013–14 10 November 2013     Torino, Italy 5000 m relay  
11 17 November 2013     Kolomna, Russia 5000 m relay  
12 2014–15 9 November 2014     Salt Lake City, United States 1000 m  
13 9 November 2014     Salt Lake City, United States 5000 m relay  
14 16 November 2014     Montreal, Canada 1000 m  
15 7 February 2015     Dresden, Germany 1000 m  
16 8 February 2015     Dresden, Germany 1500 m  
17 14 February 2015     Erzurum, Turkey 1000 m  
18 2015–16 1 November 2015     Montreal, Canada 1000 m  
19 5 December 2015     Nagoya, Japan 1000 m  
20 5 December 2015     Nagoya, Japan 1500 m  
21 12 December 2015     Shanghai, China 1000 m  
22 7 February 2016     Dresden, Germany 500 m  
23 7 February 2016     Dresden, Germany 1000 m  
24 14 February 2016     Dordrecht, the Netherlands 1000 m  
25 2016–17 5 November 2016     Calgary, Canada 1500 m  
26 6 November 2016     Calgary, Canada 500 m  
27 13 November 2016     Salt Lake City, United States 1500 m  
28 13 December 2016     Shanghai, China 1500 m  
29 17 December 2016     Gangneung, South Korea 1500 m  
30 18 December 2016     Gangneung, South Korea 1000 m  
31 5 February 2017     Dresden, Germany 5000 m relay  
32 2018–19 3 February 2019     Dresden, Germany 2000 m mixed relay  
33 10 February 2019     Torino, Italy 2000 m mixed relay  
34 10 February 2019     Torino, Italy 5000 m relay  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "ISU Biography".
  3. ^ "Источник: Елистратов и Кулижников потребовали вскрытия допинг-пробы Б" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  4. ^ Dmitriy Rogovitskiy (13 April 2016). "Doping-WADA announces meldonium amnesty". Reuters.
  5. ^ "Амнистия по полной: ISU снял обвинения в допинге c трех конькобежцев" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  6. ^ "ISU Statement". International Skating Union. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.

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