Maxim Trankov

Pair Skater
Born Oct 7, 1983

Maxim Leonidovich Trankov is a Russian pair skater. With current partner Tatiana Volosozhar, he is the 2012 European Champion, a two-time World silver medalist, the 2011 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and the 2011 Russian national champion. They are also gold medalists at 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard. With former partner Maria Mukhortova, he was the 2008 European silver medalist, the 2007 Russian National Champion, and the 2005 World Junior Champion.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born on October 7, 1983.
1987 3 Years Old Trankov first stepped onto the ice in the fall of 1987 in Perm; his parents wanted him involved in a sport. … Read More


1999 15 Years Old He first skated with Olesya Korchagina for two years, then Ksenia Vasilieva for two years, then Irina Bogomolova. In the summer of 1999 at age 15, he was invited to Saint Petersburg to skate with Irina Ulanova, the daughter of Lyudmila Smirnova and Alexei Ulanov. … Read More
2002 18 Years Old He joined husband-and-wife coaches Ludmila Velikova and Nikolai Velikov shortly after in 2002. … Read More


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
Having taken the bronze medal at the senior Russian Nationals, the pair was sent to the 2006 World Championships following the withdrawal of Olympic champions Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin. … Read More
With former partner Maria Mukhortova, he is the 2008 European silver medalist, the 2007 Russian national champion, and the 2005 World Junior champion. … Read More
2009 25 Years Old …  After placing second behind Kavaguti/Smirnov for the second year at the Russian Championships, they took the bronze medal at the 2009 European Championships and finished fifth at the 2009 World Championships. For the 2009–10 season, Mukhortova/Trankov were assigned to the Trophee Eric Bompard. They set a new overall personal best score and won the gold medal ahead of two-time World champions Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy. They were silver medalists at their second Grand Prix event, Skate Canada, and won another bronze medal at the 2010 European Championships.
2010 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The pair finished seventh at the 2010 Winter Olympics and fourth at the 2010 World Championships held in Turin, Italy, in March 2010. … Read More
2011 27 Years Old At the 2011 Worlds, Volosozhar/Trankov placed third in the short program, second in the free skate, and won the silver medal behind 2008–09 champions Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy and ahead of the defending champions, Qing Pang / Jian Tong. … Read More
2012 28 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2012 European Championships, Volosozhar/Trankov placed first in both programs and won their first European title.
Volosozhar/Trankov then won their second national title, at the 2013 Russian Championships. … Read More


…  With Tatiana Volosozhar, he is the two times 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a four-time (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016) European champion, the 2012 Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time (2011, 2013, 2016) Russian national champion. … Read More
2015 31 Years Old In February 2015, it was publicly announced his engagement to his skating partner, Tatiana Volosozhar. They got married on August 18, 2015.
2016 32 Years Old Recovering from her injury; Volosozhar and Trankov decided to compete at the 2016 Russian Championships scheduled on December 24–27 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. They placed first in both the short program and free skate to win their third National title. On January 27–31, Volosozhar/Trankov competed at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, where they placed first in both the short and free skate winning the gold medal with a total of 222.66 points, outclassing the second-place finishers by more than 22 points, Germans Aliona Savchenko and her new pairs partner Bruno Massot. Volosozhar and Trankov decided to skip the season, and announced they were expecting a baby. †Short program results only. The results became final after the free skate was cancelled on the second day of the competition in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks … Read More
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