National Teams

Senior National Team

Ruslan Gaziev

  • Age 24
  • Height 191 cm / 6 ftin
  • Club Etobicoke Swim Club
  • Coach Brian Schrader
  • Previous Coaches Bill Dorenkott, Robert Novak, Kevin Thorburn
  • Hometown Moscow, Russia
  • Residence Toronto, ON

National Team Highlights

Birmingham 2023 Commonwealth Games 12
Budapest 2022 FINA World Championships11
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Indianapolis 2017 World Junior Championships23
Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships2

Ruslan’s Bio

  • Swam as part of the 4×100-metre freestyle relay that finished fifth at the 2023 World Aquatics Championship in Fukuoka, Japan. He was also part of the 4×100 mixed medley relay that finished sixth and men’s medley that finished seventh.
  • He swam a personal best time to lead off of the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay prelim.
  • At his first Commonwealth Games in 2022, Gaziev took home three medals including a silver in the 4×100 mixed medley relay and two bronzes in the 4×100 men’s and mixed freestyle relays. Individually, he finished 4th in the 100-m freestyle and 10th in the 200-m freestyle.
  • At the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Gaziev was a heat swimmer for the mixed 4×100-m freestyle relay that went on to capture silver. Individually, he placed 16th in the 100-m freestyle and 25th in the 200-m freestyle. He was also part of the men’s 4×100-m freestyle relay team that finished sixth, the men’s 4×100-m medley relay team that placed 11th and the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay team that placed 11th.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Gaziev swam in the preliminary heat for the men’s 4×100 freestyle that moved on to the final and finished in fourth place.
  • Gaziev saw success at the 2022 Bell Canadian Swimming Trials where he won gold in the 200-m freestyle and captured silver in the 100-m freestyle, qualifying him for the 2022 FINA World Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials, Gaziev captured silver in the 100-m freestyle (personal best time) and the 200-m freestyle. His performance qualified Gaziev for his first Olympic Games.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Gaziev was a member of the 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle relay that finished fourth and fifth.
  • At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gaziev was a member of the 4×100-m freestyle relay team that finished fifth. He also swam in the prelims for the 4×100-m medley relay that finished fifth.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, Gaziev won two gold medals in the mixed 4×100-m freestyle and 4×100 medley relay. Gaziev also finished sixth in the 50-m freestyle.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @ruslangaziev99
  • Instagram: @ruslangaziev
  • Favourite Movie: Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift
  • Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Favourite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

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