Dmitry Trunenkov

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Dmitry Trunenkov
Dmitry Trunenkov, 2016-1.jpg
All-Russia "Young Army" National Military Patriotic Social Movement Association.
Personal information
Nationality Russia Russian
Born (1984-04-19) April 19, 1984 (age 34)
Taseyevo, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]

Dmitry Vyacheslavovich Trunenkov (Russian: Дмитрий Вячеславович Труненков; born 19 April 1984) is a Russian bobsledder who has competed since the early 2000s.

Career[edit]

He won the silver medal in the four-man event at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. He won a gold medal at the 2009 Bobsleigh European Championship in St. Moritz, Switzerland and three European silver medals, all in the four-man event.

Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Trunenkov 24 February 2014

Trunenkov originally took up sprinting whilst at university[1] before switching to bobsleigh at the age of 21.[1][2]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Trunenkov crashed during the four-man event.

Trunenkov has a degree in industrial and civil construction from Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Architecture and Construction,[1][2] which became part of the Siberian Federal University in 2006. He holds the title of Merited Master of Sport in Russia. He is married to Elena and they have a daughter, Dana.[2]

On 31 January 2017, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency announced that Trunenkov had been banned for four years from April 2016 due to a doping violation.[3]

Trunenkov was part of a four-man Russian team who originally won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics but was then disqualified and stripped of medals because Alexandr Zubkov tested positive for doping. On 27 November 2017, Trunenkov was found guilty in anti-doping rule violations, disqualified and declared ineligible for future Olympic games.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rumyantsev, Sergey (15 October 2013). "Russian bobsleigh star Dmitry Trunenkov: 'We are more focused on boarding'". Voice of Russia. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Athletes: Dmitry Trunenkov". 2014 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Russian bobsleigh gold medallist Dmitry Trunenkov banned for four years
  4. ^ "Decision on the IOC Disciplinary Commission" (PDF). IOC Disciplinary Commission. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 

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