Torchbearers

Pavel Shchyoglov ______

Master of Sport International Class in Powerlifting, European record holder in the bench press (225kg), World Cup silver medallist in powerlifting.


Aleksey Seliverstov ___________

Silver medallist at the 20th Olympic Games (Turin, 2006), two-time World Cup title holder, silver and bronze medallist at the World Bobsleigh Championships, world bob-start champion, European champion.


Oksana Savchenko ________

Merited Master of Sport, eight-time Paralympic swimming champion.


Olympiada Ivanova _________

Merited Master of Sport, world champion, Olympic silver medallist in the 20km race walk, Goodwill Games winner (1994, 2001).


Valery Borchin ______

Merited Master of Sport, Olympic champion in the men’s 20km race walk (Beijing, 2008), three-time Russian champion (2006, 2008, 2009), two-time world champion (2009, 2011).


Denis Nizhegorodov ___________

Merited Master of Sport, two-time Olympic race walk champion (2004, 2008), world silver medallist, defending world champion in the men’s 50km race walk.


Elena Lashmanova _________

Olympic race walk champion (London, 2012), world champion, European junior champion, current world record holder in the women’s 20km race walk, repeat Russian medallist.


Yulia Voyevodina _________

Master of Sport International Class in Athletics, European bronze medallist (2000).


Igor Lukashin _______

Merited Master of Sport in Diving, Olympic champion (Sydney 2000)


Natalia Belugina ________

Master of Sport of Russia in Rhythmic Gymnastics, world champion as a member of the Russian national team, repeat champion and medallist at Russian tournaments, medal-winner of the Russian University Summer Games, medal-winner of the Dynamo Sports Society Championship.