Athletes "legionnaires" to play for Russia at the Olympics in Sochi

At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the Russian team acted 13 foreign athletes, some of whom have brought us several Olympic medals. Next, I want to introduce you to the six brightest "legionnaires" from the Russian Olympic team.

Viktor Antonov, short track.

Viktor Antonov, certainly the most visible "new Russian" in our team, as well as one of its main stars. Former Korean citizen, born in Seoul, in December 2011, decided to represent Russia and brought our team in Sochi 3 gold and 1 bronze medal in the discipline, which previously we had not taken place much hope.






Tatiana Volosozhar, pairs figure skating.

Tatiana was born in Dnepropetrovsk, and until 2010 was considered a Ukrainian figure skater. But the really talent international master of sports of Ukraine and four times champion of Ukraine revealed only in a pair with Maxim Trankovym. In deciding to act under the Russian flag, the pair became a triple European champions, world champions in 2013 and two-time champion of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi.




Vic Uyald snowboarding.

A native of White Salmon, Washington 11 seasons played for the United States, is not married Russian snowboarder Alain Zavarzin. For the first time representing Russia at the World Cup in December 2012, he immediately showed the best result of his career, taking 3rd place. Well in Sochi brought new homeland unexpected gold in parallel giant slalom.




Assol Slivets freestyle.

Assol was born in Minsk and in the last three Winter Olympics - in Salt Lake City, Turin and Vancouver has performed for the national team of Belarus. In August 2011, she received a Russian passport, expecting a second child. After two and a half years Assol traveled to his fourth Olympics in the Russian team. Her younger brother, Timothy freestyler Slivets as from 2011 is Russia, including the Sochi.




Alexander Hleb, skiing.

Alexander Hleb was born in Maribor, Slovenia in the Russian-speaking family and until 2009 played for the national team of Slovenia named Alek Glebov. In June of 2011, he decided to play for the historic homeland of his parents and was replaced by sports citizenship to Russian. In Sochi, Alexander represented Russia in the downhill and super-G, but, unfortunately, not too successfully.




Vladimir Grigoriev, short track.

Born in 1982 in the city of Shostka (Ukraine). He played for the national team of Ukraine at the Olympics in Salt Lake City and Turin. But in 2006, he left and became a citizen of Russia. Since 2010 he became a member of the Russian national team. I decided to move to Russia, because in Ukraine the only place where there are free rollers - is Kiev.



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