Vladimir Grigorev

Vladimir Viktorovich Grigorev (Russian: Владимир Викторович Григорьев; born 8 August 1982) is a Russian short track speed skater.[1] He previously competed for Ukraine.[2] Grigorev is from Sumy in Ukraine.[3]

Vladimir Grigorev
Vladimir Putin and Viadimir Grigorev 24 February 2014.JPG
Personal information
Born (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 38)
Shostka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Country Ukraine (until 2007) /
 Russia (since 2007)
SportShort track speed skating
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 40.344 (2012, Former WR)
1000 m: 1:23.795 (2013)
1500 m: 2:11.514 (2018)
3000 m: 4:53.771 (2012)


Grigorev competed for Ukraine in short track speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics,[2][4] and the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics.[2]

He did not compete at the 2010 Olympics,[4] and, in 2007, switched allegiance to Russia, due to a shortage of skating facilities in Ukraine.[3]

He qualified to compete for Russia at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. On 15 February 2014, he won a silver medal in the 1000m short track speedskating event, as part of the first Russian 1-2 finish in short track, with Viktor Ahn winning gold. With his silver, at 31 years and 191 days of age, Grigorev became the oldest man to win a short track Olympic medal.[5] On 21 February 2014, he won a gold medal in 5000m-relay as part of Team Russia.[6]


  1. ^ "Vladimir Grigorev". sochi2014.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Julian Linden (15 February 2014). "Eight years on, Ahn returns to win gold for Russia". Reuters.
  3. ^ a b AFP (17 February 2014). "Russia's 'foreign legion' finally marches to medals". Channel NewsAsia.
  4. ^ a b "Vladimir's Profile". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  5. ^ Beth Harris (15 February 2014). "Viktor Ahn wins 1st Olympic gold and 2nd short track medal for his adopted Russia". Yahoo Sports. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  6. ^ ESPN (21 February 2014). "Results Fri, Feb 21". Sochi 2014 Olympics. ESPN Winter Olympics. Retrieved 2014-02-21.

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