Semion Elistratov

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Semion Elistratov
Semion Elistratov Sochi 2014.jpg
Elistratov at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Full nameSemion Andreyevich Elistratov
NationalityRussian
Born (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 28)
Ufa, RSFSR,
USSR
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight132 lb (60 kg)
Sport
Country Russia
SportSpeed skating
World Cup wins6
Achievements and titles
World finals2
Highest world ranking4 (1500m)

Semion Andreyevich Elistratov (Russian: Семён Андреевич Елистратов; born 3 May 1990) is a Russian short track speed skater. He is the 2014 Olympic champion in the 5000m relay and a bronze medalist in the 1500m at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Elistratov competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Russia. In the 500 metres and 1000 metres, he placed third in his round one heat, failing to advance, and in the 1500 metres, he placed fourth, also failing to advance. In all three events he ended up 24th overall.[1]

As of 2013, Elistratov's best performance at the World Championships came in 2015, when he won a gold medal in 1500 m individual race. Elistratov won gold medals as a member of the Russian relay team at the 2013 and 2014 European Championships, and was runner-up in the overall competition at the 2014 European Championships as well.[2]

As of 2013, Elistratov has two ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup victories, as part of the relay team in 2012–13 at Sochi, and in the 500 metres at Changchun in 2010–11. He also has nine other podium finishes at World Cup events, three as an individual and six in relay races. His top World Cup ranking is 4th, in the 1500 metres in 2012–13.[2]

On 8 March 2016, it was known Elistratov failed a drug test for meldonium and was withdrawn from entry list for Russia's Team to compete at the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea. He was temporarily suspended from the Russian team.[3] On April 13, the World Anti-Doping Agency gave amnesty to athletes with the presence of less than 1 microgram of meldonium in doping samples in tests conducted on athletes before March 1, 2016 is acceptable, WADA cites due to uncertainties and lack of studies for how long meldonium stays in the body.[4] On 21 April 2016, the International Skating Union lifted its temporary ban on Elistratov and he was reinstated in the team, since the concentration of meldonium was below the threshold.[5]

the International Skating Union's Official Statement was quoted: "In the case of Meldonium, the WADA recognized that there is currently a lack of clear scientific information on excretion time and considers that in certain circumstances there may be grounds for no fault or negligence on the part of the athlete. All mentioned above skaters credibly assured the ISU that they have discontinued the use of Meldonium prior to January 1, 2016, when the substance was included in the prohibited list. In light of the given information, the ISU has decided to lift the provisional suspension imposed on the four skaters, with immediate effect, to stay the results management process and consequently not to disqualify any results at the present stage."[6]

World Cup Podiums[edit]

[2]

  • 8 victories – (1 × 500 m, 3 × 1000 m, 1 × 1500, 3 × 5000 m relay)
  • 31 podiums – (3 × 500 m, 11 × 1000 m, 8 × 1500, 9 × 5000 m relay)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Place
1 2010–11 5 December 2010  China  Changchun, China 500 m 1st, gold medalist(s)
2 2011–12 30 October 2011  Canada  Saguenay, Canada 5000 m relay 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3 4 December 2011  Japan  Nagoya, Japan 5000 m relay 2nd, silver medalist(s)
4 11 February 2012  Netherlands  Dordrecht, the Netherlands 1500 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
5 2012–13 21 October 2012  Canada  Calgary, Canada 5000 m relay 2nd, silver medalist(s)
6 27 October 2012  Canada  Montreal, Canada 1500 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
7 3 February 2013  Russia  Sochi, Russia 5000 m relay 1st, gold medalist(s)
8 3 February 2013  Russia  Sochi, Russia 1000 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
9 10 February 2013  Germany  Dresden, Germany 5000 m relay 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
10 2013–14 10 November 2013  Italy  Torino, Italy 5000 m relay 2nd, silver medalist(s)
11 17 November 2013  Russia  Kolomna, Russia 5000 m relay 2nd, silver medalist(s)
12 2014–15 9 November 2014  United States  Salt Lake City, United States 1000 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
13 9 November 2014  United States  Salt Lake City, United States 5000 m relay 1st, gold medalist(s)
14 16 November 2014  Canada  Montreal, Canada 1000 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
15 7 February 2015  Germany  Dresden, Germany 1000 m 1st, gold medalist(s)
16 8 February 2015  Germany  Dresden, Germany 1500 m 1st, gold medalist(s)
17 14 February 2015  Turkey  Erzurum, Turkey 1000 m 1st, gold medalist(s)
18 2015–16 1 November 2015  Canada  Montreal, Canada 1000 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
19 5 December 2015  Japan  Nagoya, Japan 1000 m 1st, gold medalist(s)
20 5 December 2015  Japan  Nagoya, Japan 1500 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
21 12 December 2015  China  Shanghai, China 1000 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
22 7 February 2016  Germany  Dresden, Germany 500 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
23 7 February 2016  Germany  Dresden, Germany 1000 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
24 14 February 2016  Netherlands  Dordrecht, the Netherlands 1000 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
25 2016–17 5 November 2016  Canada  Calgary, Canada 1500 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
26 6 November 2016  Canada  Calgary, Canada 500 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
27 13 November 2016  United States  Salt Lake City, United States 1500 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
28 13 December 2016  China  Shanghai, China 1500 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
29 17 December 2016  South Korea  Gangneung, South Korea 1500 m 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
30 18 December 2016  South Korea  Gangneung, South Korea 1000 m 2nd, silver medalist(s)
31 5 February 2017  Germany  Dresden, Germany 5000 m relay 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile".
  2. ^ a b c "ISU Biography".
  3. ^ "Источник: Елистратов и Кулижников потребовали вскрытия допинг-пробы Б" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  4. ^ Dmitriy Rogovitskiy (13 April 2016). "Doping-WADA announces meldonium amnesty". Reuters.
  5. ^ "Амнистия по полной: ISU снял обвинения в допинге c трех конькобежцев" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  6. ^ "ISU Statement". International Skating Union. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.

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