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Semen Elistratov


SportShort Track
Born03 May 1990 in Ufa 
ResidenceUfa, RUS
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
FamilyWife Yulia, son Lev [2018]
Higher educationCoaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.236 07 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1000m 1:22.607 06 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1500m 2:08.655 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:45.987 29 Dec 2018 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    1500m     2  
    5000m Relay 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    500m   1 1  
    1000m     1  
    1500m 1   2  
    5000m Relay   1    
    Overall     2  
European Championships
European Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m 2 1 2  
    1500m 2 1 1  
    5000m Relay 4 4 2  
    Overall 3 1 5  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamUfa Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.1: Russia  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesReading, cars. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachAndrey Maksimov [personal], RUS, from 2000  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began training in 2000 in Ufa, Russian Federation.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesAt age 12 he missed two months of training after breaking his leg in a fall during competition. (, 28 Feb 2013)  
Awards and honoursHe received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [first class] in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. He had previously received the second class Order for Merit to the Fatherland after his performance at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 25 Feb 2022;, 27 Feb 2018)

He received the Order of Friendship in the Russian Federation in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 24 Feb 2014)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 30 Oct 2022;, 01 Jun 2022)
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was given the chance to try short track during his physical education classes at school.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't give up. Fight until the end." (, 10 Feb 2018)  
Other informationELISTRATOV CENTRE
In November 2020 a short track skating centre in his hometown of Ufa, Russian Federation, was named after him. "I began short track skating at age 10. If someone had told me [at the time] that an ice arena would be named after me, I would have laughed of course. I am an ordinary guy and would never say such words as 'great' or 'outstanding' of myself. In general, I have a very difficult attitude to my regalia and victories in the sports arena, when there are many more important areas. This is a huge responsibility for me." (Instagram profile, 30 Nov 2020;, 24 Nov 2020)

He said that ahead of the 2019/20 season his mentality in competition had changed, and that a reason for this may have been the birth of his son Lev in 2018. "I think the most important thing that has changed is my head. Hence the changes in tactics, and it seems to me I began to navigate [the race] faster. My head became stronger, maybe due to the fact that I became a father. I can't explain it, I just feel the race, I understand what will happen. It's a pity that it came at age 30, not at 22." (, 21 Dec 2019)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m1  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m1  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall1  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall1  
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall2  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m2  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m2  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m2  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m3  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall3  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m3  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall3  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m3  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m3  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m3  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m4  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m5  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall5  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall5  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall5  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m5  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m5  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m5  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m5  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m6  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m6  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m6  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m7  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m8  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall8  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m11  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m12  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall12  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall13  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m15  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m15  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m16  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m18  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m21  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m24  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m24  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m24  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall26  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m30  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m30  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m31  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall31  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall45  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m1  
    2010/2011 Changchun 500m1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Turin 5000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 1000m1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m1  
    2021/2022 Beijing 1500m1  
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Turin 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 Sochi 5000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m2  
    2014/2015 Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2013/2014 Kolomna 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Beijing 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 1500m2  
    2012/2013 Sochi 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2011/2012 Saguenay, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m3  
    2011/2012 Dordrecht 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m3  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2012/2013 Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m4  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m4  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m4  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m5  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m8  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m10  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay14  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m21  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m21  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m46  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m65  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m67  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m78  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m86  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m96  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1000m97  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m116  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m124