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A cross-country skier. In the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, she won five medals in skiing events: three gold, a silver and a bronze.F
A former cross-country Olympic ski champion (6 times), many times world champion (first time in 1991), winner of the World Cup (1993) and Hero of Russia.F
A pole vaulter. She won the silver medal in women's pole vaulting at the 2004 Summer Olympics and bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics.F
A handball goalkeeper and the only three times Olympic handball champion.M
An Olympic gold-winning swimmer regarded as one of the greatest sprint freestyle swimmers and the only male swimmer in history to win four individual Olympic gold medals.M
A rally raid driver. He has won the Dakar Rally driving Kamaz trucks in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2011. Nicknamed 'Tsar of Dakar'.M
A retired Russian professional boxer and former two-time WBA heavyweight champion. In his last fight he lost the title to David Haye as a result of a 12-round majority decision.M
A retired tennis player of Tatar ethnicity. He won two grand slams (US Open and Australian Open) and reached the World No. 1 ranking during his career. M
A basketball player who plays the small forward position for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also played for Utah Jazz.M
A former World No. 1 tennis player from Russia. He won two Grand Slam singles titles, which were the 1996 French Open and the 1999 Australian Open.M
A professional tennis player of Tatar background. Her career high ranking is World No. 1. Silver medalist at 2008 Olympic Games.F
A high jumper. His major succes in career is winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.M
A sprinter and also hurdler. At 1992 Olympic Games she grabbed silver in 4x100m. At 2000 Olympic Games she won in 400m hurdles.F
A tennis player. In 2007 she was 2nd in WTA ranking. In her career she won US Open in 2004 and French Open in 2009.F
A middle distance athlete specializing in the 800 metres. His major success is gold medal at 2004 Olympic Games. Twice he was world vice-champion (2003, 2005).M
A high jumper. He won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with 2.35m, one centimetre behind his personal best jump from 1998.M
An ice hockey right winger. Nicknamed 'The Russian Rocket' for his speed. Played 12 seasons in NHL for Canucks, Panthers and Rangers.M
A volleyball player, one of the tallest athletes in the world. Silver and bronze medalist at Olympics.M
A figure skater. He is the 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, 2002 Winter Olympics silver medalist, and 2010 Winter Olympics silver medalist.M
A hammer thrower. World champion from 2011. She won hammer throw's gold medal in 2012 London Olympics with new Olympics Record 78.18.F
A professional ice hockey center. Twice world champion from 1989 and 1990 and three-time Stanley Cup winner with Red Wings.M
A middle distance runner and current world record holder for the mile. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in both the 800 and 1,500 metres.F
A hammer thrower. The first woman to throw the hammer more than 70 meters. Gold medalist at 2004 Olympic Games.F
Considered the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time. Nine-time world champion and three-time olympic champion.M
A biathlete and cross country skier who competed at six Winter Olympics, five in biathlon and one in cross country. Two-time olympic champion.M
A volleyball player. She was a member of the national team that won the gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 FIVB Women's World Championships and two silver medals at Olympics.F
An athlete competed in the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levelsF
A pole vaulter. Gold medalist at 1992 Olympic Games. His personal best jump is 6.05 metres, which puts him third in the all-time performers list.M
A discus thrower who has competed in many Olympic Games. She won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in AthensF
A volleyball player. He won the 2011 FIVB World League gold medal and received the Most Valuable Player and Best Blocker awards. Gold medalist at 2012 Olympics.M

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