Torchbearers

Andrey Sabitov ______________

Master of Sport International Class in Armwrestling, silver medallist at the 32nd World Armwrestling Championship.


Arthur Suleimanov ________________

Master of Sport in Aerobic Gymnastics, repeat national title holder, participant in the World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships and Cups.


Aleksey Svirin ______________

Rower, Merited Master of Sport of Russia, Olympic champion (2004), European champion (2007), member of the Olympic national rowing team (2008).


Elena Zamolodchikova ___________________

Russian gymnast, two-time Olympic champion (2000); two-time world champion (1999, 2002); two-time European champion (2000, 2002), winner of the Cruel Games TV show (the Russian version of the Endemol format Wipeout) (2010), Merited Master of Sport of Russia


Maksim Sharafutdinov ___________________

Russian journalist, TV news anchor on Channel One.


Yana Churikova ____________

Russian TV presenter, journalist. Host of Channel One’s TV programmes and reality shows as Good Morning, Star Factory (the Russian version of the Endemol format Operación Triunfo), Lens, History of a Song, Cruel Games (the Russian version of the Endemol format Wipeout) and others. Art director of the EKTV school studio. Kazan 2013 Ambassador.


Yulia Kovalchuk _____________

Russian pop singer, TV presenter, ex-singer of the Russian pop group Blestyaschie (‘The Glittering’) (2001-2007). Winner of the Ice Age: Fairy-Tale Sequel project (The Russian analogue of the Dancing on Ice British television show). Co-host at the Minute of Fame show (the Russian version of Britain’s Got Talent) (2010-2011). Kazan 2013 Ambassador.


Alexander Kondratichev _____________________

Master of Sport in Sport Aerobics, 10-time Russian champion, European champion, silver and bronze medallist at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen


Dmitry Gryazin ______________

Master of Sport, gold medallist at the 2011 Russian University Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship (Moscow), silver medallist at the 2012 Russian University Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship (Kaliningrad), gold medallist at the 2012 World Greco-Roman Wrestling Trade Unions Cup (Finland) and Volga Federal District Championship.


Elizaveta Dubrovina ___________________

Master of Sport, member of the Russian national acrobatic gymnastics team, winner of legs of the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Cup (Anapa 2011, Poland 2011, Veliky Novgorod 2012), silver medallist at the 2011 European Acrobatic Gymnastics Championship (Bulgaria), silver medallist in the women’s doubles at the 2012 Russian Aerobic Gymnastics Championship (Voronezh), winner of the 2012 Konev Memorial All-Russian Aerobic Gymnastics Championship (Kirov).