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Ruslan Zakharov

Russia

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSRUS12403198701
NOCRussia
Born24 Mar 1987 in  Gorky
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyWife Sitora, son Artur [2016]
ResidenceKrasnogorsk, RUS
LanguagesRussian
Higher educationEconomics, Philosophy - Bashkir State University: Ufa, RUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1500m 1:51.95 20 Oct 2017 Kolomna  
    5000m 6:20.45 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    10000m 13:22.26 28 Oct 2018 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ruslan.zakharov.5  
twitter.com/zakharovruslan  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCentral Army Sports Club [CSKA]: Russia  
Name of coachYury Muratov [club], RUS; Viktor Sivkov [national], RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 1996 in Ufa, Russian Federation. He switched to speed skating in June 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I have had the idea of trying long track [skating] for a long time. When I was named a reserve for the national short track team after the [2016/17] season, I realised the time had come. I needed to change something."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied coaching at Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)
 
Hero / IdolRussian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Patience and hard work." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning short track gold in the 5000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
HobbiesCollecting plates. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHis first coach Albert Timerbulatov. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn 2014 he sustained a cut to his Achilles tendon after falling during a training session. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsHe has represented the Russian Federation in short track, winning gold in the 5000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. He made his World Cup debut in speed skating during the 2017/18 season. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Timur Zakharov has represented the Russian Federation in short track. He won silver medals in the 5000m relay at the Winter World University Games in 2015 and 2017. (championat.com, 07 Feb 2017; infosport.ru, 2016)  
Awards and honoursHe was presented the Order of Friendship by the president of the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kremlin.ru, 24 Feb 2014)

At the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, he took the Olympic oath on behalf of all the athletes at the Games. (ONS, 07 Feb 2014)

In 2011 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (infosport.ru, 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps23