Ruslan Gritsan

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Ruslan Gritsan
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's ski orienteering
World Ski Orienteering Championships
Gold 2002 Borovets Relay
Gold 2004 Åsarna-Östersund Relay
Gold 2005 Levi Short
Gold 2005 Levi Relay
Junior World Championships
Gold 1998 Classic
Gold 1998 Short
Men's mountain bike orienteering
World MTB Orienteering Championships
Gold 2005 Banská Bystrica Long
Gold 2005 Banská Bystrica Middle
Gold 2007 Nové Město na Moravě Long
Gold 2008 Ostróda Long
Gold 2009 Ben Shemen Relay
Gold 2010 Montalegre Relay
Gold 2012 Veszprem Long
Silver 2006 Joensuu Long
Silver 2006 Joensuu Relay
Silver 2008 Ostróda Relay
Silver 2009 Ben Shemen Long
Silver 2011 Vicenza Middle
Silver 2012 Veszprem Relay
Bronze 2006 Joensuu Relay
Bronze 2009 Ben Shemen Sprint
Bronze 2011 Vicenza Long
Bronze 2012 Veszprem Sprint
European MTB Orienteering Championships
Gold 2009 Hillerød Sprint
Silver 2011 Saint Petersburg Relay
Bronze 2008 Nida Sprint
Bronze 2008 Nida Long

Ruslan Gritsan (born 7 December 1978 in Moscow)[1] is a Russian competitor and multiple world champion in both ski-orienteering and mountain bike orienteering.

Ski orienteering career[edit]

At the 1998 Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships Grislan won gold medals in both the classic distance and the short distance.[2]

He won a gold medal in the short distance at the 2005 World Ski Orienteering Championships in Levi, shared with Andrei Gruzdev. He won gold medals in the relay with the Russian team in 2002, 2004 and 2005.[3] In 2002 the Russian team consisted of Andrei Gruzdev, Gristan, Viktor Korchagin and Eduard Khrennikov, and the team won gold ahead of Finland.[4] The 2004 team consisted of Vasily Glukharev, Andrei Gruzdev, Gritsan and Eduard Khrennikov, winning ahead of the Norwegian team.[5] In 2005 Gruzdev, Gritsan and Khrennikov won the relay ahead of Finland.[6]

Mountain bike orienteering career[edit]

At the 2004 World MTB Orienteering Championships in Ballarat Gritslan placed tenth in the middle, 32nd in the long, and sixth in the relay.[7] At the 2005 World Championships in Banska Bystrica he won a gold medal in the middle distance, a gold medal in the long distance, and placed fourth with the Russian relay team.[8] At the 2006 Championships in Joensuu he won a bronze medal in the middle distance, a silver medal in the long distance, and a silver medal in the relay with the Russian team, behind Finland.[9] At the 2007 World MTB Orienteering Championships in Nove Mesto na Morave he won a gold medal in the long distance, placed fourth in the sprint, 57th in the middle distance, and fourth in the relay.[10] At the 2008 World MTB Orienteering Championships in Ostróda, he won a gold medal in the long distance and a silver meal in the relay.[11] In Ben Shemen in 2009 he won a silver medal in the long distance, a bronze medal in the sprint, and a gold medal in the relay.[12] At the 2010 World Championships in Montalegre he won a gold medal with the Russian relay team, together with Valeriy Gluhov and Anton Foliforov. He placed fourth in the middle distance, and tenth in the long distance.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orienteer-Junior magazine #2 (14)" (in Russian). June 2005. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "SKI-JWOC 1998 RUS. Velogozh, Russia, February 1998". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "World Ski Orienteering Championships". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 24 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Ski-WOC 2002 BUL. Borovetz, Bulgaria, 23 February - 3 March 2002". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ski-WOC 2004 SWE. Åsarna/Östersund, Sweden, 9–16 February 2004". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ski-WOC 2005 FIN. Levi, Finland, 5–12 March 2005". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "MTB-WOC 2004 AUS. Ballarat, Australia, 19–23 October 2004". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "MTB-WOC 2005 SVK. Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, 5–11 September 2005". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "MTB-WOC 2006 FIN. Joensuu, Finland 9–13 July 2006". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "MTB-WOC 2007 CZE. Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, 5–12 August 2007". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "MTB-WOC 2008 POL. Ostróda, Poland, 24–31 August 2008". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "MTB-WOC 2009 ISR. Ben Shemen, Israel, 9–16 August 2009". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "MTB-WOC 2010 POR. Montalegre, Portugal, 11–17 July". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 26 August 2010.