Elistratov at the 2014 Winter Olympics
|Full name||Semion Andreyevich Elistratov|
|Born||3 May 1990|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||132 lb (60 kg)|
|World Cup wins||6|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||4 (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.
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.
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.
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.
On 8 March 2016, it was known Elistratov failed a drug test for meldonium and was withdrawn from entry list for Russia's Team to compete at the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea.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. 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. 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.
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."
World Cup Podiums
- 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)
|1||2010–11||5 December 2010||Changchun, China||500 m|
|2||2011–12||30 October 2011||Saguenay, Canada||5000 m relay|
|3||4 December 2011||Nagoya, Japan||5000 m relay|
|4||11 February 2012||Dordrecht, the Netherlands||1500 m|
|5||2012–13||21 October 2012||Calgary, Canada||5000 m relay|
|6||27 October 2012||Montreal, Canada||1500 m|
|7||3 February 2013||Sochi, Russia||5000 m relay|
|8||3 February 2013||Sochi, Russia||1000 m|
|9||10 February 2013||Dresden, Germany||5000 m relay|
|10||2013–14||10 November 2013||Torino, Italy||5000 m relay|
|11||17 November 2013||Kolomna, Russia||5000 m relay|
|12||2014–15||9 November 2014||Salt Lake City, United States||1000 m|
|13||9 November 2014||Salt Lake City, United States||5000 m relay|
|14||16 November 2014||Montreal, Canada||1000 m|
|15||7 February 2015||Dresden, Germany||1000 m|
|16||8 February 2015||Dresden, Germany||1500 m|
|17||14 February 2015||Erzurum, Turkey||1000 m|
|18||2015–16||1 November 2015||Montreal, Canada||1000 m|
|19||5 December 2015||Nagoya, Japan||1000 m|
|20||5 December 2015||Nagoya, Japan||1500 m|
|21||12 December 2015||Shanghai, China||1000 m|
|22||7 February 2016||Dresden, Germany||500 m|
|23||7 February 2016||Dresden, Germany||1000 m|
|24||14 February 2016||Dordrecht, the Netherlands||1000 m|
|25||2016–17||5 November 2016||Calgary, Canada||1500 m|
|26||6 November 2016||Calgary, Canada||500 m|
|27||13 November 2016||Salt Lake City, United States||1500 m|
|28||13 December 2016||Shanghai, China||1500 m|
|29||17 December 2016||Gangneung, South Korea||1500 m|
|30||18 December 2016||Gangneung, South Korea||1000 m|
|31||5 February 2017||Dresden, Germany||5000 m relay|
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- "ISU Biography".
- "Источник: Елистратов и Кулижников потребовали вскрытия допинг-пробы Б" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- Dmitriy Rogovitskiy (13 April 2016). "Doping-WADA announces meldonium amnesty". Reuters.
- "Амнистия по полной: ISU снял обвинения в допинге c трех конькобежцев" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- "ISU Statement". International Skating Union. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.