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Semion Elistratov
Short track Olympic skater from Russia

Semion Elistratov

Semion Elistratov
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Intro Short track Olympic skater from Russia
A.K.A. Semyon Elistratov
Is Athlete Speed skater Short track speed skater
From Russia
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 May 1990, Ufa
Age 32 years
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Biography

Semion Andreyevich Elistratov (Russian: Семён Андреевич Елистратов; born 3 May 1990) is a Russian short-track speed-skater. He is the 2014 Olympic champion in the 5000m relay.

Career

Elistratov at the 2015 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Elistratov competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Russia. In the 500 metres and 1000 metres, he placed third in his round one heat, failing to advance, and in the 1500 metres, he placed fourth, also failing to advance. In all three events he ended up 24th overall.

As of 2013, Elistratov's best performance at the World Championships came in 2015, when he won a gold medal in 1500 m individual race. Elistratov won gold medals as a member of the Russian relay team at the 2013 and 2014 European Championships, and was runner-up in the overall competition at the 2014 European Championships as well.

As of 2013, Elistratov has two ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup victories, as part of the relay team in 2012–13 at Sochi, and in the 500 metres at Changchun in 2010–11. He also has nine other podium finishes at World Cup events, three as an individual and six in relay races. His top World Cup ranking is 4th, in the 1500 metres in 2012–13.

On 8 March 2016, it was known Elistratov failed a drug test for meldonium and was withdrawn from entry list for Russia's Team to compete at the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea. He was temporarily suspended from the Russian team. On April 13, the World Anti-Doping Agency gave amnesty to athletes with the presence of less than 1 microgram of meldonium in doping samples in tests conducted on athletes before March 1, 2016 is acceptable, WADA cites due to uncertainties and lack of studies for how long meldonium stays in the body. On 21 April 2016, the International Skating Union lifted its temporary ban on Elistratov and he was reinstated in the team, since the concentration of meldonium was below the threshold.

the International Skating Union's Official Statement was quoted: "In the case of Meldonium, the WADA recognized that there is currently a lack of clear scientific information on excretion time and considers that in certain circumstances there may be grounds for no fault or negligence on the part of the athlete.

All mentioned above skaters credibly assured the ISU that they have discontinued the use of Meldonium prior to January 1, 2016, when the substance was included in the prohibited list. In light of the given information, the ISU has decided to lift the provisional suspension imposed on the four skaters, with immediate effect, to stay the results management process and consequently not to disqualify any results at the present stage."

World Cup Podiums

Date Season Location Rank Event
5 December 2010 2010–11 Changchun 1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
30 October 2011 2011–12 Saguenay 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m Relay
4 December 2011 2011–12 Nagoya 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m Relay
11 February 2012 2011–12 Dordrecht 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
21 October 2012 2012–13 Calgary 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m Relay
27 October 2012 2012–13 Montreal 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
3 February 2013 2012–13 Sochi 1st, gold medalist(s) 5000m Relay
3 February 2013 2012–13 Sochi 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000m
10 February 2013 2012–13 Sochi 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5000m Relay
10 November 2013 2013–14 Torino 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m Relay
17 November 2013 2013–14 Kolomna 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m Relay
9 November 2014 2014–15 Salt Lake City 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000m
9 November 2014 2014–15 Salt Lake City 1st, gold medalist(s) 5000m Relay
16 November 2014 2014–15 Montreal 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000m
7 February 2015 2014–15 Dresden 1st, gold medalist(s) 1000m
8 February 2015 2014–15 Dresden 1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
14 February 2015 2014–15 Erzurum 1st, gold medalist(s) 1000m

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