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Maxim Trankov

Pair Skater
Male
Born Oct 7, 1983
Age 31
Hometown Perm

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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CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

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 Alexei Ulanov and Lyudmila Smirnova. … Read More
2002 18 Years Old He joined husband-and-wife coaches Ludmila Velikova and Nikolai Velikov shortly after in 2002. … Read More
2003 19 Years Old Trankov teamed up with Mukhortova in 2003. … Read More

TWENTIES

2004 20 Years Old The following season, they won gold medals on the junior Grand Prix circuit and also debuted on the senior Grand Prix circuit at 2004 Cup of Russia where they finished 6th. … Read More
Early in their career together, they were known for their stormy partnership and frequent coaching changes. The Velikovs suggested he team up with Tatiana Volosozhar but the topic was dropped following the 2006 World Championships when the pair switched coaches to Tamara Moskvina. … Read More
2007 23 Years Old The following season, Mukhortova and Trankov won their first Grand Prix medal, bronze at 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard and placed fourth at Cup of Russia. … Read More
2008 24 Years Old 1 More Event
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
They won another bronze medal at the 2010 European Championships but finished seventh at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. At the 2010 World Championships held in Turin, Italy, in March 2010 they finished in 4th place. … Read More
2011 27 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2011 Worlds, Volosozhar and Trankov finished third in the short program. They were second in the free skate and moved ahead of 2010 World champions Qing Pang and Jian Tong to win the silver medal, behind the two-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy. … Read More
…  With current partner Tatiana Volosozhar, he is the 2012 European Champion, a two-time (2011 and 2012) World silver medalist, the 2011 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and the 2011 Russian national champion. … Read More
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