Maxim Trankov is a Russian figure skater, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. You know, he is a two-time 2014 Olympic champion, 2013 World Champion, three-time European champion. By the way, he is a four-time champion of Russia together with Tatiana Volosozhar and World Junior Champion together with Maria Mukhortova. Also he is a silver and two-time bronze medalist of the European Championships.
Maxim was born on October 7, 1983 in Perm, Russia. His father was professionally engaged in horseback riding (a Master of Sports of international class) and his mother was a coach.
In autumn 1987 Maxim came to the skating rink. At first he didn’t want to skate, but his parents insisted on a sports career. Children were skating and Maxim was sitting on the bench. In his school years he even wanted to give up skating.
In 1994, Alesya Korchagina became the first partner of the 11-year-old boy. After two years of co-skating the couple broke up. Maxim began to skate with Ksenia Vasilieva. They became the seventh at the Junior Championship. Two years later Trankov skated with Irina Bogomolova.