Maxim TRANKOV

Russian Federation RUS

Figure Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Vancouver 2010
  • Year of Birth
    1983
Olympic Results

Biography

Maxim TRANKOV

Coming together in the wake of Vancouver 2010, pair skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov struck up an instant rapport and wasted little time reaching the top. World champions in 2013 and the holders of the short programme, free skate and combined score world records, the Russian duo won an unprecedented two gold medals at Sochi 2014, taking the honours in the pairs event and the new team competition.

Junior champion

Hailing from St Petersburg, Maxim Trankov won the junior world title in 2005 with Maria Mukhortova, with the pair going on to finish runners-up at the 2008 European Championships and seventh at Vancouver 2010. Meanwhile, his future partner Tatiana Volosozhar, was skating with fellow Ukrainian Stanislav Morozov. After competing at two Olympic Winter Games together (finishing 12th at Turin 2006 and eighth at Vancouver 2010), Morozov retired from competitive skating.

Perfect chemistry

Morozov’s retirement left Volosozhar looking for a new partner. She did not have to wait long to find one. Trankov had expressed an interest in skating with her several years earlier and the two teamed up in May 2010, forging an instant bond and taking the Russian title only five months later. However, Volosozhar would have to wait a year before being allowed to represent Russia with Trankov on the international scene.

An inexorable rise

They starred at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, taking second place behind Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany. Coached by the experienced Nina Mozer, they were then joined by Volosozhar’s former partner Morozov as the team’s assistant. The new pair were well and truly on their way and had a very clear objective in mind: to atone for Russia’s disappointing showing at Vancouver 2010, where not one of the country’s pairs made the podium.

Olympic Results

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Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

G
Pairs
Pairs Figure Skating
G
Team
Team Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#7
Pairs
Pairs Figure Skating