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Olympic team of athletes - representatives of the Far Eastern Federal District
Figure skater Evgeni Plushenko
Was born 3 November 1982 year in the village of Dzhamku, Khabarovsk Territory. The sportsman, who became a legend, in the season - 1996 / 97 won the junior world championship, and a year later debuted in the adult championship of the planet, having won bronze.
Plushenko came to the first Olympic Games in 2002 in the status of the favorite and the reigning champion of Europe and the world, but in a bitter struggle he lost to Alexei Yagudin. Over the course of the next Olympic cycle, Evgeny moved step by step towards the main goal - the gold of the Games in Turin. After a triumph in Italy, the skater, who by that time had three victories at the world championships and five successes in continental forums, announced his retirement. On the eve of the 2010 Olympics, the Russian returned to sports and took second place in Vancouver.
Skater Ivan Skobrev
Was born 8 February 1983 year in Khabarovsk, where he began to play sports. Natural data coupled with constant training allowed Ivan to reach the international level already at 17 years - he made his debut at the World Youth Championship. In 2002, speaking at this tournament for the third time, Skobrev won a silver medal in the all-around. In the same season, he first tried his hand at the World Cup.
In 2007, the athlete for the first time became the bronze medalist of the World Championship in the team race. At the Games-2010 Ivan became a true hero of the entire Russian team, having won silver and bronze at the distances of 5 and 10 kilometers. In 2011, Ivan became world and European champion in classical all-around, and also received two world championship awards at separate distances.
Mountain skier Maria Bedareva
was born 3 March 1992 year in the Kamchatka Territory. The future athlete of the Russian team for the first time left the snow-covered slope in six years. In 2007, Bedareva debuted at international competitions, and two years later won the silver medal of the Russian championship in the supergiant. The first performance of the skier at the European Cup was at the end of 2009.
In 2011 and 2012, Maria, without much success, took part in the junior championships of the world. In March 2012 Bedareva managed to become the silver medalist of the national championship in the supergiant for the second time in her career.
A year before the Olympic Games in Sochi, an athlete first tried her strength at the adult world championships, where she showed stable and decent results for her level. Best of all, she managed to perform in a super combination, in the final protocol of which Maria was on the 28 position.
Skier Alexander Khoroshilov
16 was born on February 1984, in the city of Yelizovo, Kamchatka Krai. The future multiple champion of Russia began to master the technique of passing the snow-covered slopes in his homeland at the age of five.
In March 2004 Alexander first came to the podium of the Russian championship, becoming a bronze medalist in the slalom. A year later, Khoroshilov made his debut at the World Championships in Bormio, but could not reach the finish line in any of the disciplines. In total, in his track record 16 starts in the world championships, and the best result the athlete showed in supercombination at the world forum in France in 2009 year, where he closed the top ten strongest. In the same year Alexander only time in his career got on the podium at the stage of the European Cup.
Skier Elena Yakovishina
In 2008 for the first time appeared at the Russian Championship, but could not get into the top ten in any of the disciplines. A year later, Yakovshina successfully debuted at the junior world championship, hitting the top ten in combination, and then won the first medal of the national championship, having risen to the third step of the pedestal in the supergiant. In 2011, the sportswoman performed for the first time at the European Cup. In addition, for the same season, and the first victory of Helen in the Russian championship.
Goalkeeper Anna Prugova
20 was born on November 1993 of the year in Khabarovsk. In 14 years she made her debut in the youth team of Russia. As often happens in situations with outstanding hockey players, in her youth she had been playing in the men's team for several years.
The town of Dmitrov near Moscow has become a new home for a Khabarovsk woman. As part of the local "Tornado", which does not let competitors take the first place for three seasons in a row, Prugova became a multiple champion of Russia. Practice in such a strong team helped Anna to get to the Olympics in Vancouver, where she was the youngest hockey player. At that time, she was not even 17 years old.