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Ruslan Zakharov

Russia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTRUS12403198701
NOCRussia
Born24 Mar 1987 in Gorky 
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyWife Sitora, son Artur [2016]
ResidenceKrasnogorsk, RUS
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesRussian
Higher educationPhilosophy - Bashkir State University: Ufa, RUS
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.955 23 Jan 2015 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:23.438 21 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:12.776 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 4:50.303 16 Jan 2011 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    5000m Relay 1      
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay 3 3    
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ruslan.zakharov.5  
twitter.com/zakharovruslan  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachValery Muratov [club], RUS; Konstantin Poltavets [national], NED; Viktor Sivkov, RUS  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 1996 in Ufa, Russian Federation, and switched to speed skating in June 2017.  
Club / TeamCentral Army Sports Club [CSKA]: Russia  
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 compete in the mass start at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (iz.ru, 02 Jul 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning short track gold in the 5000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolRussian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Patience and hard work will produce everything." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesCollecting plates. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis first coach Albert Timerbulatov. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2014 he sustained a cut to his Achilles tendon after falling during a training session. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented the Russian Federation in short track, winning silver in the 5000m relay at the 2017 European Championships in Turin, Italy. 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 2015 and 2017 World University Winter Games. (championat.com, 07 Feb 2017; infosport.ru, 2016)  
Awards and honoursHe was awarded 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
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall3  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall4  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2007/2008 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2006/2007 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall7  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m8  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m12  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall14  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall14  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall14  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m15  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall16  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m18  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m18  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m19  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall20  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m21  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall23  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall23  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m23  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m24  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m27  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m29  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m30  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall31  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m31  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m34  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall36  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m36  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall38  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m39  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m39  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m44  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m4  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m5  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m5  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m6  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m7  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m9  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m10  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m12  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m14  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m16  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m17  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m21  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m22  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m22  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m23  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m28  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m28  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m32  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m32  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m34  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m35  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m36  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m41  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m50  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m74  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m75  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m79  
    2004/2005 World Cup Overall79  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m80  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m82  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m90