Torchbearers

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.


Natalia Salnikova _________

Master of Sport International Class in Powerlifting, three-time world champion, world record holder, five-time Russian champion, European record holder, Russian record holder


Vitaly Shakmakov ________

Master of Sport of Russia in Kickboxing, finalist at the world and European championships, two-time winner of the championship of Russia, medal winner at the Russian championship


Ekaterina Mikhalkina _________

Master of Sport in Artistic Gymnastics, bronze medallist at the Summer Universiade (China, 2011), winner of international artistic gymnastics competitions, bronze medallist in the team competition at the Russian Championships (2008, 2011), Volga Federal District artistic gymnastics winner


Olga Kaniskina _________

Olympic champion in the women’s 20km race walk (Beijing, 2008), three-time world champion (2007, 2009, 2011), European champion, two-time Russian champion.


Ebgeny Shvetsov ______

Recipient of the Order of Glory, three-time Paralympic track and field champion, repeat Russian champion


Sergey Vdovin ______

Rector of Mordovia State University named after N.P.Ogarev, Candidate Master of Sport of the USSR in Orienteering, President of the Mountain Ski Federation of the Republic of Mordovia.