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Russian athletes at Winter Olympics in Sochi

White hopes. Russian athletes at Winter Olympics in Sochi.
It was announced that the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be held on February 7, 2014.
Now no one can name all athletes who will participate in Sochi. We are going to name only the brightest Russians, who will take part in Winter Olympics.

Olga Zaitseva, biathlon
Olga Zaitseva
Two gold medals at the Olympic Games and three at the World Championships are in the personal collection of Zaitseva, one of the most renowned among active Russian biathletes. She also has countless silver and bronze medals.

Viktor An, short track
Viktor An
He is a three-time Olympic champion, five-time absolute world champion and two-time World Cup winner. In 2008 he couldn’t compete at the Olympics in Vancouver for South Korea because of the injury. In late 2011, An received a Russian passport, began to learn Russian and to train with the Russian national team. He became the first in Japan and China, and at the World Championships in Hungary in March 2013 he won two silver medals for his new country.

Albert Demchenko, Luge
Albert Demchenko
Olympic Games 2014 will be the seventh in the career of 42-year-old athlete. At the Olympic Games in Turin Alexander won silver. Next year he is going to win the gold medal.

Alexander Zubkov, bobsleigh
Alexander Zubkov
He is a bobsledder from Siberia, world champion and four-time European champion, Merited Master of Sports of Russia, silver medalist of the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin and bronze medalist 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Nikita Kryukov, skiing

Nikita Kryukov

photo: Alexander Bundin

He was an Olympic champion in 2010, two-time world champion in 2013. At the Olympic Games in Sochi Kryukov has all chances to become the first active two-time Olympic champion in the sprint.

Evgeni Plushenko, figure skating
Evgeni Plushenko
Turin Olympic champion in four years added to his large collection of awards the silver medal. If Plushenko wins in Sochi, he will be the first single skater, who has won medals in four consecutive Olympic competitions.

Ivan Skobrev, ice skater
Ivan Skobrev
He won bronze and silver at the Canadian Olympics and gold at the European and world championships in 2012.

Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar, figure skating
Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar
After an unsuccessful performance at 2010 Olympics couple Trankov – Mukhortova announced the break. Maxim’s partner on the ice became Tatiana Volosozhar. They won world championship. Skaters set a world record in 2013. Their performance was the real sensation.

Alexander Tretiakov, skeleton

Alexander Tretyakov

AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Alexander was the first Russian who won the 2013 World Championships. He won bronze at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Ekaterina Tudegesheva, snowboarding
Ekaterina Tudegesheva
At the age of 11 Tudegesheva was engaged in snowboarding. And in four years, she participated in the world championship. Ekaterina was a participant of the 2006 Olympics and the 2010 Olympics. This year, she has managed to become the world’s only active two-time champion in the parallel disciplines. The girl dreams of becoming an Olympic champion.

Russian hockey team has never become the first in the Olympics. It’s time to change history!

Alexander Ovechkin (captain of the Washington Capitals)
Alexander Ovechkin
He is one of the best scorers in the NHL, one of the main stars of the strongest league in the world. Ovechkin is the world’s most famous Russian hockey player.

Evgeni Malkin(captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins)
Evgeni Malkin
Evgeni is known for his incredible skill set and ability to make plays.

Pavel Datsyuk (captain of the Detroit Red Wings)
Pavel Datsyuk
He is considered to be one of the best two-way forwards in the game today.

Ilya Kovalchuk
Ilya Kovalchuk
Playing for the “Devils “ Kovalchuk was the second in the list of the highest paid players in the world.