Ruslan Zakharov

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Ruslan Zakharov
Vladimir Putin and Puslan Zakharov 24 February 2014.JPG
Personal information
Born (1987-03-24) March 24, 1987 (age 27)
Gorky, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 148 lb (67 kg)
Country  Russia
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 10 (1500m)

Ruslan Albertovich Zakharov (Russian: Руслан Альбертович Захаров; born 24 March 1987) is a Russian short-track speed-skater.

Zakharov competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Russia. In the 500 metres and 1000 metres, he placed fourth in his round one heat, failing to advance, and in the 1500 metres, he placed sixth, also failing to advance. His best overall finish was in the 500, where he placed 27th.[1]

As of 2013, Zakharov's best performance at the World Championships came in 2008, when placed 8th in the 1500 metres. He also won a gold medal as a member of the Russian relay team at the 2013 European Championships, and placed 3rd in the overall competition at the 2011 European Championships.[2]

As of 2013, Zakharov has four ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup podium finishes, all as part of the 5000m relay team. His best finishes are silver medals in 2012-13 at Calgary and in 2013-14 at Torino and Kolomna. His top World Cup ranking is 10th, in the 1500 metres in 2012–13.[2]

World Cup Podiums[edit]


Date Season Location Rank Event
21 October 2012 2012–13 Calgary 2nd 5000m Relay
10 February 2013 2012–13 Sochi 3rd 5000m Relay
10 November 2013 2013–14 Torino 2nd 5000m Relay
17 November 2013 2013–14 Kolomna 2nd 5000m Relay