Roeslan Zacharov (1998-2021)
October 17, 2021
Ruslan Zakharov (9 October 1998 – 10 October 2021) was a Russian long track speed skater. He should not be confused with his namesake eleven years older. Zacharov was a sprinter who competed in the 500m, 1000m and team sprint. In the team sprint, he won bronze at the 2018/2019 Speed Skating World Cup - World Cup 3 in Poland with his teammates Aleksej Yesin and Ruslan Murashov. Individually, he won bronze in the 500 meters at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Helsinki. He died in October 2021 after a traffic accident. He was hit by a truck.