Full name: Maxim Leonidovich Trankov
Date of Birth: 10/07/1983 (36 years old)
Place of Birth: Perm city
Zodiac sign: Libra
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Biography of Maxim Trankov
Maxim Trankov was born on October 7, 1983 in Perm. Father - master of sports in equestrian sports Leonid Trankov. Mother - track and field coach Valentina Trankova. The elder brother is Alex.
When the boy was 4 years old, his parents sent him to the figure skating section. After practicing it for 8 years and not showing any results, Maxim quit sports for a year. Then his first coach Valery Domrachev called his parents and returned Trankov to the figure skating section, where the future Olympic champion skated alone for two years.
A breakthrough in the sporting success of Maxim Trankov occurred at age 11, when the coaches of Valentin and Valery Tyukov put him in a pair of Alesya Korchagina. This duet, which lasted 2 years, performed the first adult classes.
In 1999, the skater received an offer from the St. Petersburg coach Lyudmila Smirnova, and moved to St. Petersburg, where he began to skate with her daughter Irina Ulanova. The highest achievement of Maxim and Irina was the fifth place in the national junior championship.
Since 2003, Trankov has been paired with figure skater Maria Mukhortova, with whom he won the World Junior Championship in 2005 and achieved first position in the world junior ranking.
In 2007, Maxim and Maria confidently won the “adult” championship of Russia. Riding with Mukhtorova for another three years under the guidance of coach Oleg Vasiliev, Maxim decided to break off cooperation with
Childhood and youth
Maxim Trankov was born in October 1983 in Perm. The boy was lucky to be born in a family where everyone respected sport - the elder brother Alexei, father Leonid Trankov, a formerly wonderful rider, the first master of equestrian sports in the Urals. Mom Valentina Trankova once trained athletes, and after the birth of her sons she changed her job to a calmer one - she became a preschool teacher.
Parents brought their youngest son to the rink when Maxim was 4 years old. Brother Alexey heard about a new set for the figure skating group and informed father and mother about this, who had long been thinking about where to direct the too explosive and sometimes explosive energy of the youngest.
Maxim Trankov in childhood
Little Maxim, up to 8 years old, repeatedly quit classes. He wanted to do the same as the majority of his peers: run to the cinema, chase football, sit back and fool around.
Having become a titled athlete, Trankov said that he did not like figure skating. And I liked to go out on the ice only because I didn’t contact anyone and I imagined myself to be Superman, even Rambo.
Maxim Trankov skated at 4 years old
A strict schedule and a clear daily routine were bad for the boy. And he still managed to achieve his goal: the year Maxim Trankov did not go to the rink. Parents waved a hand, but when the first coach Valery Domrachev unexpectedly called and asked them to return the talented and very promising tomboy to the rink, dad and mother took up their son thoroughly. And returned to the sport.
Maxim got to talented coaches, spouses Valentina and Valery Tyukov, in the pair skating group. But for more than a year the boy rode himself - there was no partner for him. In 1994, Trankova was finally found a couple - the same age as Ales Korchagin.
A professional sports biography of Maxim Trankov began after receiving the first adult rank at 11 years old. And when the boy turned 13, the joint performances with Alesya ended. The new partner was Ksenia Vasilyeva. It is worth noting that it was with her that Maxim took 7th place in the junior championship, which indicated clear progress. Trankov stayed with Vasilyeva for two years, after which he began to speak with Irina Bogomolova.
Skater Maxim Trankov
In 1999, the famous coach Lyudmila Smirnova offers Trankova to move to St. Petersburg and speak with her daughter Irina Ulanova. The guy agrees. The result of the changes was not slow to affect: the couple under the strict guidance of Smirnova took 5th place in the junior championship.
In 2003, Maxim Trankov began to ride with a new girl - Maria Mukhortova. After 2 years of hard training, the athletes became junior champions. This ended the performance in the young league, and it was necessary to move to the adult rank. But this period was not easy for the couple. In addition to internal conflicts, the guys constantly cursed with the coach. In less than six months, the skaters replaced 6 mentors, and after a quarrel among themselves, they stopped skating together for several months.
Skaters Maxim Trankov and Maria Mukhortova
After a short breakup in 2006, the athletes reunited. Now coach Oleg Vasiliev has taken up their training. He immediately realized that the couple, although it loves to conflict, is capable of reaching great heights. Vasiliev did not fail. Trankov and Mukhortova already in 2007 won the Russian championship.
In the Grand Prix finals, luck left the guys - they got only 6th place. The reason for the defeat is commonplace: a few days before the performance, Maxim Trankov received food poisoning. Then, in the skaters' career, a series of unsuccessful performances and the final breakup of the couple followed.
Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar
During this period, a talented figure skater Tatyana Volosozhar was looking for a partner. Former partner and common-law spouse Tanya Stanislav Morozov decided to end his career and go on to coaching. Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov began to study together under the supervision of Nina Moser.
Lapping of the new tandem was almost painless and fairly quick. In 2011, Maxim and Tatyana won the Russian championship.
A pair of Trankov and Volosozhar with gold medals at the 2014 Olympics
The 2011 World Cup in Japan was canceled due to an earthquake. Skaters went there on the eve of the disaster. For several days after the incident, they lost contact with them. Then everyone was scared. But, fortunately, the athletes returned alive and healthy.
The tournament of the best skaters of the planet was moved to Moscow. And this first major international start for Trankov and Volosozhar brought silver awards.
Skaters Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar
In 2013, Maxim Trankov and his partner rode at the World Cup, where for the first time in their careers they took 1st place. This victory was given to them extremely hard, since on the day of departure Maxim's father died. With a huge effort of will, the athlete managed to cope with his feelings and concentrate on the performance. It was dedicated to the father. Trankov and Volosozhar won.
In 2014, Maxim Trankov, together with Tatyana, represented Russia in pairs skating at the Olympic Games in Sochi. On February 11, the first stage in the competition of sports couples started. The Russian couple Volosozhar-Trankov won the short program. Moreover, the skaters broke the world record with 83.79 points.
Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar at the Olympics in Sochi
On February 12, 2014, a decisive battle took place. Maxim and Tatyana rolled a free program to the music from the rock opera "Jesus Christ - Superstar" by Andrew Lloyd Webber. There were no equal guys. With a margin of 18 points, they became Olympic champions. It was an unconditional triumph.
This was followed by a break of one and a half years. The skaters did not start the new season due to Maxim's injury received during the execution of an element in training: he fell over on a dash and stuck his shoulder in the ice. The fall of Trankov from his own height (187 cm) turned out to be much more serious than initially thought, had to undergo surgery. The couple missed the Grand Prix, the Skate America tournament in the United States and the Chinese Cup.
Maxim Trankov with a partner at the Olympics 2014
The guys won again at the tournament in the German Nebelhorn. But from the next stage, the skaters starred. This time Tatiana was forced to take up health.
A new return to the rink brought athletes gold medals. These victories were achieved at the national championship in Russia and in Bratislava, at the continental championship.
In 2016, Maxim Trankov participated in the popular television show "Ice Age". Yulianna Karaulova, singer and finalist of the 5th season of Star Factory, performed along with him. The coach of the duo was Ilya Averbukh.
Maxim Trankov and Julianna Karaulova in "Ice Age"
This season of the "Ice Age" was the most scandalous in history. In addition to the scandal with the Holocaust number of Tatyana Navka and Andrei Burkovsky, there was a scandal with a couple of Trankov-Karaulov. Maxim quarreled with a member of the jury Oksana Pushkina, who, in his opinion and the opinion of many thousands of spectators and even fellow judges, gave the couple an unfairly low score.
Maxim Trankov peremptorily told the TV presenter that the project gave him a lot, and he found a huge family, expanded his circle of friends, but she - Oksana Pushkina - came to the broadcast to conquer the enemies. Judging by the applause, the audience sided with the skater.
Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar on the program "Evening Urgant"
Some fans, seeing the passionate performances of Maxim Trankov and Juliana Karaulova, started talking about unsportsmanlike relationships. But there really was no romance. Contestants are great artists who played their roles well.
In 2015, Maxim tried on the role of a commentator in figure skating competitions. The skater’s voice is heard off screen on Channel One and Sport 1. At Match TV, Trankov comments with Tatyana Tarasova.
For a long time there was very little information about the personal life of Maxim Trankov. The athlete did not like to spread on this topic, and did not give a reason for rumors or scandals. Employment and a busy schedule did not allow the skater to be distracted by something else outside the rink.
However, the athlete found his soul mate on the ice. She became, as many suspected, Tatyana Volosozhar. A couple from sports has turned into a couple.
The wedding of Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar
Tanya and Maxim legalized relations in 2015. A beautiful and noisy wedding took place in the popular 02 Lounge Restaurant, which is located on the roof of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The bride was wearing a luxurious dress from Alena Akhmadullina.
And in the fall of 2016, fans of figure skating and this wonderful couple found out the good news. In September, after the skaters returned from the ice show in Japan, Tanya reported pregnancy. Maxim Trankov became a father, which, he admitted, had long dreamed of.
Maxim Trankov with his wife
The daughters of Angelica, who appeared in February 2017, the parents gave a double surname. Tatyana joked that she was not envious of those who would have to indicate the name of the girl in documents in Latin letters. When it came time to baptize the baby, the godparents chose Tanya's sister Olga and the skater Fedor Klimov.
Maxim in an interview said that in the family the wife is “responsible for a sober head”, and he - for emotions. Trankov is simple and kind only on ice, but in life he throws himself into an embrasure, cuts the truth-uterus into the eyes, where it is better to remain silent, something will “blur”. At the same time, he understands that in the eyes of others he looks like an evil person, and when they hurt friends or Tatyana, he can hurt.
Maxim Trankov with his wife and daughter
“I can find a weak spot in a person and press him very hard, removing him from the state of mental equilibrium. I myself am sometimes disgusted by how I do it. It is because of this character trait that they especially dislike me. ”
Even the skater transformed his own name Mach (Max) on Instagram to xam_trankov (Ham Trankov), so that it would be clear to those who came to the page from the very beginning who they were dealing with. Most of the photos in the account are images of the daughter and wife.
The childhood of Maxim Trankov
For the first time at the rink, Maxim was at the age of four. His parents brought him there at the suggestion of his elder brother Alexei, who had learned from newspapers that he was recruiting to the group. Despite the fact that Maxim did not have much zeal for classes, his parents still insisted, dreaming of his son’s sports career, since they themselves were athletes in the past.
The boy, continuing to ride, dreamed of quitting sports until the age of eight. He was a restless child, it was not easy for his parents to force him to study. Maxim, by hook or by crook, tried to escape from training. In the end, his dream came true, and he spent a whole year without classes.
Former boy coach Dolmachev soon called his parents with a proposal to return his son to the ice to the new coaches Valery and Valentina Tyukov. And Maxim was again taken to classes, where he studied for almost two years without a couple, despite the fact that it was a pair of skating groups. Ales Korchagin became his couple. With her, the young skater got his first adult rank. The boy was already eleven years old. Two years later, he became a couple with Ksenia Vasilyeva. Together they managed to achieve seventh place in the junior championship. Another two years passed, and Irina Bogomolova became a couple of Trankov.
Maxim's move to St. Petersburg occurred after an invitation from Lyudmila Smirnova, where he was Irina Ulanova for three years. Their common achievement was the fifth position in the junior championship.
2002 was the year of transition to the Velikovs and the beginning of work with Natalya Shestakova, then with Maria Mukhortova. Three years later, among the juniors, the guys became world champions.
The beginning of the career of Maxim Trankov
Maxim and Maria found it difficult to find a common language, there were conflicts. Coaches changed, they worked with Moskvina and Dmitriev. The transition of the pair to the “adult” category turned out to be rather complicated. In 2006, they stopped skiing for several months.
Starting again to work in pairs, the guys again changed the coach. Now they are Oleg Vasiliev. Already in 2007, they won the Russian Championship. But the European Championship of the same year had to be missed, since Mary’s injury did not allow him to train and perform, but they did go to the World Cup, where they were only in the eleventh position.
The 2007/2008 season presented the children with silver at the Russian Championship, where the pair Kawaguchi-Smirnov was the winners. Maxim and Maria still managed to beat them, though a little later, speaking at the European Championships. The World Cup for the couple was not very successful, there they were only in seventh position.
The achievement of the 2008/2009 season was that the couple was selected as participants for the Grand Prix finals. Unfortunately, they were only in sixth position, due to the fact that Maxim, like many judges and athletes, was very poisoned. Immediately after the performance, he ended up in the hospital. At the two-week Russian Championship, the couple took second place, although they were the leader. The reason was the skater's failure to perform two jumping elements: the recent stress affected. But Trankov was able to cope with this and take 3rd and 5th places in the European and World Championships, respectively.