The most titled Russian Olympic champions
At the end of the 19th century in Paris was gathered commission to revive the Olympic Games. IOC, it included the most authoritative and proactive citizens of different countries - A little later, the International Olympic Committee was organized. The first Olympic Games held in Athens in the summer of 1896.
Representatives of the Russian Empire also participated in the international Olympic movement, however, the first national team of our country for the first time spoke only on the 5 th Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912. It is worth noting that Russian athletes are still performed at 4 Olympic Games in London in 1908. While in the country did not have its 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 special shapes. Two silver medals in the fight received while Nikolai Orlov in the weight category up to 66.6 kg and Alexander Petrov in the category over 93 kg. Talent and skill of Russian athletes immediately attracted much attention from the public. In March of 1911 was created by the National Olympic Committee in Russia, he became its chairman State Councillor Vyacheslav Sreznevsky Izmailovich. Despite the fact that the Olympic Games in Stockholm was a bit awkward (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 1 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 of Turin (2006), champion of the world (Hochfilzen, 2005), at the World Cup it has 6 wins, and in 2009 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she won 2 gold and 2 bronze medals. Another honored master of sports of biathlon - Ivan through. It is a silver medalist of the World Junior Championships in 2000 and the World Universiade 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 team and honored master of sports of bobsled, has a large number of awards. He is the champion of Russia in the two-man team (2004) and four (2001, 2003-2005.) In 2001 and 2003 - silver medalist Russian Championships in two. Zubkov - Russian champion in bob-start in the two-man team (2002-2004 gg.), And four (2001-2004 gg.), Silver medalist of the championship of Russia on a bob-start 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 silver at the Olympic Games in Turin and has a lot of different awards. Among the most titled Russian athletes also includes: Lalenkov Eugene (the leader of the Russian national speed skating), Rochev Basil (skier), Medvedev (Arbuzov) Eugene (skier), Demchenko Albert (athlete luger) Lebedev Vladimir (freestyle, acrobatics) Evgeny Plushenko (skater) Yevteyeva Nina (the leader in short track speed skating team of Russia). 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. The most titled athlete of the world is Larisa Latynina. During his athletic career 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 she won many more medals at the USSR championships, Europe and the world.