representatives of the Russian Empire also participated in the international Olympic movement, but the first national team of our country for the first time made only 5-th Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912.
worth noting that Russian athletes still performed at 4 Olympic Games in London in 1908.While the country does not have its own Olympic committee, so 8 people went to the Olympics individually, they performed in figure skating, cycling, athletics and wrestling.Nikolai Panin became the first Russian Olympic champion, won gold in figure skating, performing a special figure.Two silver medals for combat while Nikolai Orlov got in the weight category up to 66.6 kg and Alexander Petrov in the
category over 93 kg.
talent and skills of Russian athletes immediately attracted much attention from the public.In March 1911, a National Olympic Committee of Russia, became its chairman State Councillor Vyacheslav Sreznevsky Izmailovitch.
Despite the fact that the Olympic Games in Stockholm was somewhat unsuccessful (Russia shared with Austria 15th place in the team event), it had a huge impact on the development of Russian sports.
Modern Olympic team of Russia is one of the most numerous.At the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver Russia was represented by 175 athletes, including 51 people - honored master of sports, 72 - master of sports of international class, 41 master of sports, 10 - candidates for the master, and one athlete pervorazryadnik.
Among the most titled team of athletes may be noted biathlete Olga Zaitseva, master of sports of international class.She is the Olympic champion in Turin (2006), World Champion (Hochfilzen, 2005), at the World Cup she wins 6, and in 2009 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she won 2 gold and 2 bronze medals.
Another Honored Master of Sports Biathlon - Ivan through.He is a silver medalist at the World Championships in 2000 and the World Student Games in 2001 at the Olympics in Turin, he also took the silver and later (in 2005, 2007 and 2008) was the triple world champion.
Alexander Zubkov - a member of the Russian national team and honored master of sports of bobsled and has numerous awards.He is the champion of Russia in the two-man team (2004) and four (2001, 2003-2005.), In 2001 and 2003 - a silver medalist Russia in two.Zubkov - the champion of Russia in the bean-start in the two (2002-2004 gg.), And four (2001-2004 gg.), Silver medalist Russia by Bob starts in four in 2000.Silver Cup of Russia in the two-man team (2000), gold at the European Championships in four (2005), silver (2005) and bronze (2003) at the World Championships in the top four.Alexander Zubkov won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Turin and has a lot of different awards.
Among the most renowned sportsmen of Russia also includes: Lalenkov Eugene (leader of the Russian national speed skating), Rochev Basil (skier) Medvedev (Arbuzov) Eugene (skier), Demchenko Albert (athlete luger) Lebedev Vladimir (Freestyle, acrobatics), Evgeni Plushenko (skater), Yevteyeva Nina (the leader of the Russian national team in short track).Ice hockey player with the highest number of awards at the moment are: Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Nabokov.
most titled sportswoman of the world is Larissa Latynina.During his athletic career as a stunning gymnast, she has won 18 Olympic medals, including nine gold, five silver and four bronze!Such a large number of Olympic medals no one athlete, in any sport.And it is worth considering that it won many more medals at the USSR championships, Europe and the world.
Tip 2: The most titled Olympic medalist
Getting a gold, silver or bronze medal at the Olympic Games athlete elevates to stardom, he always becomes a legend of his country.If several of these medals, he gets the opportunity to become a world-famous sports star and make his name in the annals of the Olympic Games.
most titled athlete of the world - American Michael Phelps, the swimmer.At the Olympic Games 2004 and 2008, he won a total of 16 medals, including 14 gold and 2 bronze medals.According to the number of gold medals he overtook Larissa Latynina and is considered the most titled athlete of the Olympic Games.Michael Phelps is also a 26-time world champion and holder of seven world records.
Michael Phelps is slightly inferior to the total number of medals Larissa Latynina.Russian gymnast won the highest number of awards at the Olympics in 1956, 1960 and 1964.She has won 18 Olympic medals, including 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze.In addition, Larisa Latynina is eight times world champion, a multiple champion of the USSR and Europe.After completing Olympic career, she coached gymnasts for the Olympic Games in 1968, 1972 and 1976.
Third place goes to Paavo Nurmi, the athlete from Finland.At the Olympic Games in 1920, 1924 and 1928, he won 9 gold and 3 silver medals.The same number of gold medals Mark Spitz, the American swimmer and Carl Lewis, athlete from the United States.They finished respectively fourth and fifth.
eight gold and four silver medals at Bjorn Daly, the skier from Norway, the same results were obtained Birgit Fischer from Germany, canoeing and kayaking.They finished sixth and seventh in the list of the most renowned modern Olympics athletes.
slightly inferior to their Japanese gymnast Kato Sava and US swimmer Jenny Thompson, they received 8 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal.
On the tenth place Matt Biondi, a swimmer from the United States at the Olympics 1984-1992 he received 8 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.In addition, it is worth noting Ray Urey, athlete from the United States - his 8 gold medals.
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